Shakira and America Ferrera Take Donald Trump to Task For 'Hateful and Racist' Remarks

by Alex Ungerman 3:06 PM PDT, July 02, 2015
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Looks like there's more bad news for Donald Trump.

The backlash that the disgraced businessman is facing following remarks he made about Mexican immigrants while announcing his presidential campaign continues to intensify, with Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira and actress America Ferrera now speaking out in condemnation.

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Shakira responded to Trump's speech by tweeting, "This is a hateful and racist speech that attempts to divide a country that for years has promoted diversity and democracy!"

She continued, "No one living in this century should stand behind so much ignorance."

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Meanwhile, Ferrera penned a moving "thank you" letter to Trump on Huffington Post, crediting his divisive words with mobilizing the American Latino community to show up to the polls.

"You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined," she wrote. "Do you know why that's such a big deal, Donald? Because Latinos are the largest, youngest and fastest-growing constituency in the United States of America."

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"This is the America we are actually living in," she continued.

"I don't have a racist bone in my body," Trump told ET regarding the backlash. "The fact that I want a strong border and the fact that I don't want illegal immigrants pouring into this country, that doesn't make me a racist, it means I love this country and I want to save this country."

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