A video of Moses, a pro-Trump Hispanic voter, went viral Saturday showing the man’s energetic reaction to his first rally in support of the president’s re-election campaign.
“This is my first rally. I used to be a Democrat!” he told a reporter with Abate Media.
Moses is one of many Hispanics who has attended a Trump campaign event this year. According to Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, 27 percent of attendees at a recent Trump rally in Las Vegas, Nevada were either black or Hispanic.
Parscale has highlighted how many attendees of President Trump’s rallies are not always Republicans. At a recent rally in Colorado, for instance, 17 percent of those in attendance were registered Democrats.
‘Where are the racists everybody talks about?
Moses also took a moment to mock liberal media personalities who peddle stereotypes of Trump supporters, such as MSNBC’s Joy Reid who said on Saturday people who voted for President Trump in 2016 were preoccupied with “taking this country back from the brown people, the immigrants.”
“Where are the racists that everybody talks about?” said Moses while looking around pretending to be searching for someone.
“I felt so comfortable here,” he added while noting Trump rallies are attended by “just people who care about America.”
‘Build that wall!’
The reporter then asked Moses what would he tell the president if he was listening.
“I support everything you do,” he said.
Adding, “I am Latino. I am from El Paso, Texas. Build that wall!”
Moses explained he and his family support the wall because it curtails the flow of illegal substances. “So many drugs come in through that border. You’re doing a good thing with that wall.”
The El Paso man’s support for the border wall is not unusual among Hispanic Americans. According to a June 2019 poll by Spanish-language network Univision, over “a third of Latinos agree to some extent with building a border wall with Mexico, as proposed by President Donald Trump, in an attempt to stop undocumented immigrants from entering into the country.”
“We support you. We’re 100% Mexican and we’re proud to be American!”
A January 2020 Pew Research poll found that 30 percent of Hispanic voters support President Trump, a two-point improvement from his 2016 performance, according to exit polls.