Most Of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Board RESIGNING After His Bigoted Immigration Speech – Here’s Why

In a stunning development, 15 out of 23 members of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s Latino advisory board is readying their resignations following last night’s debacle of a hate rally, in which the rabble-rousing real estate mogul discarded the minute concessions he had made during the previous week and tripled-down on his commitment to mass deportations and the construction of a $25 billion border wall.

While it is surprising he was able to find any Hispanics to work for him at all – let alone twenty-three – that number will soon be fifteen. “The speech in Phoenix was an ender for them. It sounded angry. It was this dark approach… [Trump] doesn’t have compassion or a real solution and they just won’t tolerate it” reports CBSN contributor Leslie Sanchez.

Trump has met with his Hispanic Advisory Board – which was formed only a month ago – only once.

“I was a strong supporter of Donald Trump when I believed he was going to address the immigration problem realistically and compassionately. What I heard today was not realistic and not compassionate” said Monty, a Houston attorney who is leaving the board.

It just goes to show that Trump realizes that he cannot drag himself out of the ethno-nationalist muck that he’s been gleefully frolicking in for the majority of his campaign. It was all fun and games when he was a young primary candidate, but now that he’s all grown up he’s learning that decisions have consequences – seemingly a difficult lesson for the white, entitled American male – and he’s not going anywhere near the White House without any support from minorities. At this point, he has to grapple with the fact that he’s not getting enough support among white Americans – and alienating all other demographic groups isn’t going to get him anywhere.

Colin Taylor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.