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Univision Takes Another Swing At Pro-Trump Latino Star, Misses AGAIN



What with the endless whining coming from the Hollywood elite and their anti-white-privilege consecration, it was refreshing to see the successful Mexican crossover star – and now political activist – Eduardo Verastegui, cancel the rhetoric during a Univision interview, despite the constant interruptions by journalist Pamela Silva every time he said something contrary to the network´s anti-Trump talking points. 

And it was just about everything. You see, Verastegui is also a member of President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity, cause enough to, as per Silva, freak Latinos out, “particularly at this time.” 

Verastegui´s answers in defense of the issues that define and unite the nation´s Hispanic community, appear to be too much for Silva to handle:

PAMELA SILVA: Well, I want to begin by saying that it’s not that common for a Hispanic artist to publicly support President Trump, particularly at this time. And many were also surprised that you would accept this nomination to be a part of that commission. 

What do you have in common with Trump and his ideology?

EDUARDO VERASTEGUI: That’s another thing. We share the most important thing: The defense of life. You know that as a Mexican, a committed, practicing Catholic, the most important thing to me is to defend the most important fundamental right of all human rights, the right to be born. Because if you are not born, you cannot enjoy any other right.

SILVA: Is that all you have in common with him, Eduardo?

VERASTEGUI: No, no, there’s a lot more. The main thing is life. I could not support a candidate, for example, like Biden, who, along with Kamala, his vice president, and the Democratic party, support abortion at nine months. My hands would be covered in blood, then…

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): Eduardo, the President refused to publicly condemn these white supremacist groups at last week’s debate…

VERASTEGUI: He has condemned them on several occasions

SILVA: Aren’t you uncomfortable with that attitude? So …

….

VERASTEGUI: Well, look what Obama promised, even here at Univision, how many times he said that if they voted for him …

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): We’re talking about Donald Trump right now….

VERASTEGUI (KEEPS TALKING): … once they voted for him 

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): And the separation of families as well?

VERASTEGUI: The Great Separator of Families has a name and his name is Obama.

… 

The Great Separator. Over 2 million Mexicans were deported by the Obama administration

Verastegui´s huge professional success and popularity among the nation’s Hispanic community make him a valuable and resonant voice in defense of traditional Latino values, and more so in his current role to help assure economic and educational opportunities for Hispanics. For this, more attacks will likely come to Verastegui from an intolerant liberal Latino press, as MRC Latino recently singled out, especially when talking about sore issues for lefties, like the right to life.

Stay tuned, and speak out. We invite you to share your thoughts with advertisers that enable the blatant bias in Hispanic media, including Comcast. Then click here to read Univision founder and President L. Brent Bozell III’s letter in strong opposition to the proposed rule change that would allow Univision to become 100% foreign-owned.

Press on Expand to view the complete transcript of the segment mentioned above as it aired over Univision’s Primer Impacto, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020:

 

Univision Primer Impacto  

5:05:14 PM – 5:12:33 PM Eastern

PAMELA SILVA: And we continue with more from “Primer Impacto”. This afternoon we welcome Mexican actor, producer and activist Eduardo Verástegui who was recently nominated to be a member of President Trump’s Advisory Committee on Hispanic Prosperity. Good afternoon, Eduardo. Welcome to the “Primer Impacto” studio.

EDUARDO VERÁSTEGUI: Good afternoon Pamela. Thank you for inviting me.

SILVA: Well, I want to begin by saying that it’s not that common for a Hispanic artist to publicly support President Trump, particularly at this time. And many were also surprised that you would accept this nomination to be a part of that commission. What led you to join the Trump administration? What attracted you about his ideology?

VERÁSTEGUI: Well, first we have to separate things. First of all, the issue of the Initiative for Hispanic Prosperity is something objective. Regardless of who invites you, or where you are invited, it is a good thing. Because big changes are achieved from the inside, not from the outside. I have never liked to watch what happens, pointing, judging, opining. I’m an agent of change, I like to dive into those changes and the truth is (people) will be upset. Some get upset because they don’t invite you, then if they invite you, it bothers you. So how are you going to achieve change? You gain more with honey than with bile. From the inside you can start by looking for things in common and not the differences, and once you find those things in common then you can build, restore, renew and do great things for our Hispanic community. We are over 60 million Hispanics in this country. We are a very great strength within the most powerful country in the world. There are more Hispanics in the United States than Canadians in Canada. There are more Hispanics in the United States than Spaniards in Spain. How can we not want to take advantage of this great opportunity, of this new White House Initiative for Hispanic prosperity, to bring about the necessary changes and for our community to thrive? And the success of our Hispanic community is not only the success of the United States, it is the success of Mexico and of Latin America.

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): Let’s talk about Latinos, precisely Eduardo, and about relevant issues, for example, about healthcare, right? The most relevant issue at the moment. After being discharged (from Walter Reed), he shared, yesterday we saw the tweet where he said that we shouldn´t be afraid of this disease- he pulled his mask off. And the truth, Eduardo, is that Latinos are the most affected by this disease. What message, uh… what do you think about the president’s message… about his leadership attitude during this global pandemic?

VERÁSTEGUI: First of all, we know that the coronavirus came from China. This is something made up, you know, by the president. First of all. Second, the Hispanic community has not been the most affected in terms of mortality rates, in fact we’re among the least affected. That is, one death is enough, one death is enough. In terms of inflections, yes, but since we are a young community, obviously where there are Latinos, there is a lot of testing. Over 100 million tests across the country. That’s nowhere to be found. Not even in China had there been so much testing. Obviously, because we know…

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): The truth is Eduardo, that it has claimed many lives. Many people affected by this disease are also outraged by the attitude, to try, and many say that it has been like minimizing the severity of this pandemic.

VERÁSTEGUI: I see, yes, but it must be made clear that the Hispanic community is not the most affected in mortality. In fact, children, a moment ago I was asking how many children have lost their lives to this terrible disease, 50 children. And also the children are from 0 to 18 years old. So, within our community which is very young, it hasn’t hit us like in other groups. For example, in New York, which by the way has a Democratic governor, where were the most deaths? In nursing homes. People over 70 years of age. You know why? Because they left them there, they all got infected and there were no Hispanics in those homes, so …

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): Well, let’s talk about Latino issues. What do you have in common with Trump and his ideology?

VERÁSTEGUI: That’s another thing. We share the most important thing: The defense of life. You know that as a Mexican, a committed, practicing Catholic, the most important thing to me is to defend the most important fundamental right of all human rights, the right to be born. Because if you are not born, you cannot enjoy any other right.

SILVA: Is that all you have in common with him, Eduardo?

VERASTEGUI: No, no, there’s a lot more. The main thing is life. I could not support a candidate, for example, like Biden, who, along with Kamala, his vice president, and the Democratic party, support abortion at nine months. My hands would be covered in blood, then…

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): Eduardo, the President refused to publicly condemn these white supremacist groups at last week’s debate…

VERASTEGUI: He has condemned them on several occasions

SILVA: Aren’t you uncomfortable with that attitude? So …

VERASTEGUI: I am not uncomfortable because I’ve seen him condemn not once, but on several occasions, the groups that were referenced in the debate. On several occasions- but they keep asking him the same thing over and over; but the one time he doesn’t suddenly say it, and doesn’t say it as he did on those other occasions, then it looks like he did not deny it. So let’s see, number one, the defense of life. Number two, religious freedom. Number three, the fight against child trafficking for sexual exploitation. You know fully well that America is the number one consumer of child sex. Children in Mexico are victims. Seeing the great effort this administration is making to combat and end, eradicate child trafficking for sexual abuse in Mexico, the United States and around the world, how can we not support those things?

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): The Trump administration’s immigration policy has also been hostile to our community and you saw the president face-to-face and you’ve seen it before. How can Hispanic prosperity be defended without prioritizing much-needed immigration reform?

VERASTEGUI: Well, look what Obama promised, even here at Univision, how many times he said that if they voted for him …

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): We’re talking about Donald Trump right now….

VERÁSTEGUI (KEEPS TALKING): … once they voted for him he was going to take care of immigration reform. Once they voted for him and he won, and he got the Congress and Senate, he did nothing. The Great Deporter and Separator of Families has a name, and his name is Obama, as well as his Vice President Biden, and they say absolutely nothing about him. Now let’s talk about the good things Trump has done for Hispanics. The lowest unemployment rate in history, in history, before the coronavirus, under President Trump’s administration. As you well know, one in six small Hispanic business people are business founders. Well, we took off over the last few years of this administration because this administration removed regulations, a lot of businesses went to the moon thanks to this administration, then….

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): And the separation of families as well?

VERÁSTEGUI: The Great Separator of Families has a name and his name Obama. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last year, precisely in order to prevent what was being done by the Obama administration. The Great Separator. Over 2 million Mexicans were deported by the Obama administration, then….

SILVA (INTERRUPTING): Do you think Donald Trump has been fair to Hispanics, Eduardo?

VERÁSTEGUI: Well, there’s no perfect candidate. There’s no perfect candidate. For that, God would have to come to earth to rule and he did it 2000 years ago and look how we treated him. So, there’s no perfect candidate. We must first establish a hierarchy of values and, what is the most important thing for we Hispanics? And most Mexicans in America are pro-life, pro-family, pro-God, pro-religious freedom, and in those things that are most important to us, which are humanist issues, President Trump is the champion.

SILVA: Well, this is Eduardo and his opinion on this administration. We wish you luck, no? in this new position. We’ll be watching.

VERÁSTEGUI: Thank you very much.

SILVA: Thank you very much, we´ll talk later Eduardo.  



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