Mexican-American Woman Responds To Donald Trump’s Racist Rant In Scathing Open Letter (IMAGES)

Last week, Donald Trump shocked everyone when he made several racist comments about people of  Mexican descent during his presidential campaign announcement speech.

The business mogul and Republican presidential hopeful stated in his speech:

“When Mexico sends its people they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”

Trump’s Twitter feed was also an offensive reflection of these views:

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Let’s just say Trump is still paying for those comments – and Mexcian-American citizen Adriana Almanza is making sure no one will ever forget what a jack*ss Trump is. In a scathing open letter posted to Facebook, Almanza ripped Trump a new one for characterizing people from Mexico, where her father is from.

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Posting an image of herself with her father on Father’s Day, Almanza addressed Trump and his vile comments:

“I’d like to take a minute to introduce you to my father, Raul Almanza. As you so eloquently put it, he is one of the many that Mexico “sends” to this country.”

Almanza went into her father’s history, and spoke of how far the man that Trump had described as a rapist, drug dealer and criminal had come.

“30 something years ago, Mexico “sent” my father to the United States.. or “El Norte” as we call it. It is no secret that he came here undocumented, unauthorized, or “illegal” as you call it. He worked his ass off in the fields.. traveling from state to state to find work. He helped provide for his parents and 9 siblings back home. And when I was born, he no longer held the title of just a son, brother, provider, and migrant worker- he finally earned the title of Father.

Raul doesn’t have what you call a “formal education”. He left high school early on to work and contribute to the household financially. But that doesn’t mean anything. When I was young, I would come home where my dad never hesitated to help me with my homework; he instilled in me the importance of education and a degree, even though he didn’t have one. My dad has worked 5-6 days a week since I was a child and I’ve never heard him complain about it one time. He doesn’t drink. He doesn’t use drugs. He is certainly not a criminal, rapist, or drug trafficker, as your speech suggested.”

Almanza also called Trump out for saying that America doesn’t get Mexico’s “best.” She argued:

“If my dad is any representation of the type of people Mexico ‘sends,’ there is no doubt in my mind this country is getting the best. The problem is that you and I have a different definition of ‘the best.'”

Almanza continued to speak about how her father’s efforts for her family had made a tremendous impact, and gave Trump a much-needed lesson about things that truly matter:

“I sit here now with a Masters degree and a rewarding career. You know what that means? Absolutely nothing. My entire life the only thing I ever wanted was to make my dad proud. I wanted to be sure he knew that his sacrifices would never be taken for granted. We are not rich in wealth, sir. But we are rich in what matters.. knowledge, culture, & faith. We come from humble beginnings.. and every year we are reminded of that when we travel to Mexico to visit our beautiful family. To us, THAT is what matters.

The best, to me, are those that work hard and still remain humble. That is exactly what my father embodies; that is exactly what the other millions of Mexicans embody.”

In closing, Almanza called for Trump to humble himself and get to know people before characterizing them. She said, “Perhaps you should get to know more people like my dad; there are millions just like him. Then, you’d see for yourself .. & instead of bashing Mexico.. you’d thank Mexico.. for sending us their “best”.

Almanza’s post resonated with hundreds of thousands of people, going viral and being shared over 130,000 times. But even if Trump never sees Almanza’s post, karma is kicking his ass another way: because of his racist comments, hispanic broadcaster Univision has dumped Trump’s Miss Universe 2015 pageant, and refuses to work with him on any future projects. As Univision happens to be the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in America, that’s definitely sending a clear signal to Trump that his racism won’t be tolerated.

Featured image courtesy of Adriana Almanza’s Facebook page and Gage Skidmore via Flickr.