The View’s Sunny Hostin made her latest racist remark while speaking on Friday’s show. This time her remark hits Hispanic Americans. Hostin claimed Hispanics who vote for the Republican Party are going against their “own self-interest” — a comment that has blatantly racist overtones. Hispanics in recent years have become increasingly more conservative, with Democrat gains with Hispanics dwindling.
The Daily Caller reports:
The panel discussed former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s remarks during an interview Thursday in which he condemned the alleged treatment of migrants as “political pawns.” Co-host Ana Navarro criticized Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for arranging for 50 migrants to voluntarily board a flight to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
“I’m a Floridian, as is Jared now, unfortunately. So that’s my taxpayer money that’s being used as a political stunt to schlep immigrants who are fleeing a communist regime like I did from Nicaragua many years ago … Republicans talk every day against communism and against socialism, and yet they have no conscience and no qualms about using victims of communism and socialism as political pawns and political stunts to get the base out, ” Navarro said. “That is inhuman, it is unconscionable, it is heartless, it is cruel — and I will tell you what it is not. It is not Christian.”
“Well that’s what’s so interesting to me that there are so many Latinos that vote Republican, because they vote against their own self-interest,” Hostin said. “If you really are interested in these types of issues, then you’re a Democrat,” Hostin replied.
A Wall Street Journal poll conducted in Dec. 2021 found that Hispanic voters were evenly split in their support for Democrats and Republicans, with 37% supporting each party. Hispanic voters were also nearly evenly divided about a hypothetical 2024 rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden, with 43% of respondents favoring Trump and 44% supporting Biden.
As noted below, Trump has increased his support with Hispanics, cutting huge gaping holes into Biden’s lead with Hispanics in 2020:
Hispanic voters per early 2020 exit polls:
2016: Clinton +27
2020: Biden +8
2016: Clinton +40
2020: Biden +25
2016: Clinton +41
2020: Biden +24
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) November 4, 2020
Apparently, Hostin doesn’t know the difference between “hispanic” and “Latino” or she intentionally comingles the terms to hide the numbers. “Hispanic” is an American, not English, word derived from the Spanish word hispanohablantes, which means “Spanish speaker.” It is neither race nor ethnic group.
Latino also is an American word originating around 1945 and derived from Latinoamericano or Latin-American. Latino is a valid and literate term but to reduce confusion, keep in mind it also means citizen. Latinoamericanos or Latin Americans are just as American as German Americans, Anglo Americans or Chinese Americans. They’re all Americans. It’s not a major problem though, because most of these folks prefer the simpler term “citizen” or American.
Leftists count on support from Latinos because they share ancestry with most illegal aliens. But that motive is as thin as Anglo Americans supporting the UK in its disputes with the US or Chinese Americans supporting China in their disputes with the US. Only the race baiters believe this issue is about skin color, bigotry, racism and hatred.