John Leguizamo says Latino help for President Trump, GOP is ‘self-defeating and egocentric’


John Leguizamo slammed Latino help of President Trump in a brand new interview with Real Time’s Bill Maher.On Friday, the Critical Thinking actor and director appeared nearly on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher and responded to a report suggesting that President Trump is common amongst younger Latino voters.“There was an article I saw in the paper this week that talked about how … Trump is doing rather well with with young Latino men because of the machismo factor. I see you shaking your head,” Maher advised Leguizamo, possible citing an Oct. 14 New York Times article stating that nearly 30 p.c of Hispanic voters say they help him, “despite his anti-immigration rhetoric and policies.”“Latin people for Republicans are like roaches for Raid. Let’s just get real,” Leguizamo advised Maher. “I just feel like there’s a level of self-hate or just lack of care for the rest of your Latin brothers and sisters who are in cages, who are being demonized by this president.”Leguizamo added, “Hate crimes against Latin people are way up. How can you not … 23 people were shot in El Paso for just being Latin, and you don’t care so you’re gonna vote for this braggadocio president?” referring to the 2019 mass taking pictures in El Paso, Texas, that killed 20 individuals and left dozens extra injured. “I just feel like it’s self-defeating and selfish.”The actor suggested that President Trump was attempting to gain supporters by downplaying Biden’s faith. “They’re microtargeting Latin people in Arizona through WhatsApp … and they’re spreading this stuff that Biden is about to steal the Virgin Mary,” mentioned Leguizamo. “First of all, he’s a super Catholic. … What’s he gonna be, like the Grinch with a big bag stealing the Virgin Mary? Who’s gonna carry those heavy-a** statues? Come on! He’s not taking the Virgin Mary.”Last month, Leguizamo advised Yahoo Entertainment that he deliberate to boycott the Sept. 20 Emmy Awards in within the absence of Latinx illustration in TV and movie. “If you don’t have Latin people, there’s no reason for me to see it,” he mentioned. “What’s the point? It’s unbelievable that our stories aren’t being told, and there’s one reason for that. Executives don’t see us, don’t get us — don’t care about us.”“I’m just dying to see positive Latin stories out there. … It’s just not OK to ignore us, exclude us,” he added. “We’re the largest minority group in the country. We’re the biggest voting block. We’re going to decide who the president is this year.”Related: Leguizamo pushing to vary notion of Latino neighborhood in U.S.Read extra from Yahoo Entertainment: