By listening again today to Mr. Trump, I really want to thank him.
I want to thank him for his statements made in June of last year, when he started his race por the candidacy for the the presidency of the United States.
In his speech, Trump said that Mexico is not a friend of the United States. He called mexicans a problem, criminal and rapist.
As a Mexican, this comments are disgraceful and highly offensive, as I said before. Today, despite all of that, I want to thank Trump for these comments.
Thanks to that, Mexico is on the global spotlight. Thanks to you, Mr. Trump and your racist and ignorant statements, I can tell the world with special pride, that I’m Mexican.
You’ve called us problems and have stated that you can to raise a wall between Mexico and the United Sates. Good for you! You’ve already accomplished that, a huge wall that doesn’t allow you to see the greatness of working people.
Let’s take the example of Hollywood, it’s been a mexican the only one that has been awarded thrice in a row and two mexican directors have taken the Academy Award. Several actors and actresses whose talent have taken the name of Mexico to the big screens and more stages.
I can talk about science and technology, for example: Hector García Molina, the mexican professor who was advisor on the creation of Google. Did you know that in last year’s International Robotics Tournament, the winners were 4 young and bright mexicans?
And so on, I can talk about our artists: Octavio Paz, Ángeles Mastretta, Carlos Fuentes; our painters, Frida Kahlo, Orozco; our muralists, our musicians, our athletes.
I could talk about the great quality work of millions of mexicans in United States and all over the world.
But you’ll see none of that, because your wall is one much larger and unnaccesible than any concrete wall; it’s a mental wall, that doesn’t allow you to see beyond the commercial partnership of our countries, you cannot see us as friends, neighbors, partners.
Today you’re are saying that mexicans are criminals and rapist, what will you say about the rest of the world tomorrow?
If we start building walls in front of everything that is unknown to us, we are forced to live under the vail of ignorance and without the human experience of sharing.
That’s why I ask every mexican, every american citizen and the rest of the world to stand together against intolerance and racism. Let us build bridges, not walls.