28-year-old Robert Gonzalez, who was included in the nationwide poll told reporters his reason for purchasing a Donald Trump t-shirt for his wife, three children and himself.
“I think the guy is pure evil and since he began running for president has only increased hate and ignorance in this country,” said Gonzalez. “I’ll be honest, I’m afraid, all of us in the Latino community are afraid, and I just want to be on his side should he actually become president. All my family and friends are here in this country and I would miss them so much should any of them get deported. Hopefully he won’t become president, but I’m just preparing for the worse.”
Paul Horner who is head of merchandising for the Trump 2016 campaign said sales have increased every week since Trump began his presidential bid in June.
“Business has just been fantastic; it’s truly amazing to see the support out there for this great candidate,” Horner said. “And so much of that money has come from Mexicans. It just shows they’re not as poor as everyone thinks, and they’re on board the Trump train to the White House no matter how the Liberal media hate machine tries to spin it. What can I say, those crazy Mexicans just love Donald Trump!”
The reason for the concern that the Latino community is feeling stems from statements made by Trump throughout his campaign.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” Trump said. “We have drug dealers coming across, we have rapists, we have killers, we have murderers.”
Besides his plans to spend billions on a new wall at the Mexican border, Trump has outlined proposals to deny citizenship to U.S.-born babies of immigrants living in the United States illegally.
“I just want to continue living with my family and working in this country,” Gonzalez said. “I really hope Donald Trump reconsiders his hate campaign towards us, but until that happens, if wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt can keep me in this country then that’s what I’m prepared to do.”