Conservative Latinos have had it, and they’re not going to take it anymore, they say.
They’re talking about Donald Trump, and their message is directed at the GOP.
“Heed our warning: don’t expect us to come to your side during the general election,” said former Treasury Secretary Rosario Marín at a press conference held Tuesday by a coalition of Latino conservatives, according to NBC News.
“If you are not with us now, we won’t be with you then. If you insult us now, we will be deaf to you then. If you take us for granted now, we will not recognize you then,” she said.
Members of the coalition met before the press conference, which took place in Boulder, where the third GOP debate is scheduled to take place Wednesday night. Organizers of the meeting told Fox News Latino the objective was to discuss concerns about the rhetoric some candidates, particularly Trump, have used in this election cycle that they said was hostile and discriminatory against Latinos.
Alfonso Aguilar, a former official with the George W. Bush administration and head of the American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership, told Fox News Latino that the participants in the meeting wanted to discuss candidates and issues of concern to Latinos. Aguilar said the coalition wanted to send a message to the Republican Party that Latino conservatives will hold it and GOP candidates accountable for their tone and views with regard to Hispanics.
The leaders, who represented several of the nation’s most prominent Latino conservative organizations, said they would not support or help the campaign of candidates who do not speak out against Trump’s offensive language regarding Latinos and immigrants, and who embrace stances that run counter to the community’s best interests, according to NBC.
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