Mixed reactions from Fil-Ams on Donald Trumps anti-Mexican remarks

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican Americans had several major corporations and celebrities severing their ties with him.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best, they’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists and some I assume are good people,” Trump said during the announcement of his presidential bid last week.

With Trump’s comments turning away Hispanic American votes from the GOP, Republican presidential candidates are taking aim at the real estate mogul.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he said about Mexican Americans and I feel it’s unfortunate.”

“Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party. I was offended by his comments,” said Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.

Another GOP candidate George Pataki said, “I think they were really completely unacceptable to any person in the 21st century.”

Meantime, members of the Filipino American Community Action Group (Fil-Am CAG) in Virginia Beach, who are mostly conservatives, have mixed reactions.

Fil-Am CAG Chairman Nony Abrajano (R) said, “Donald Trump, I like the guy. He’s very straight. He’s not going around the bushes and I like his approach.”

“No, no, no – in any way you should not generalize something, anything of that nature, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or national whatever,” said Fil-AM CAG member Zeny Bautista.

Despite the remarks, Trump is now in second place, closely following GOP frontrunner former Florida governor Jeb Bush, according to a recent CNN/ORC national poll.

Fil-Am CAG member Justo Manglicmot said, “He speaks his mind, but at this time, I cannot figure out him becoming President of the United States.”

“I don’t think that he can win. First of all, you have to have a candidate that can win. But any of these candidates really can,” Juan Montero, a retired doctor from Virginia Beach said. “But I salute Donald Trump for his directness and what he has done to stir up the pot, so to speak.”

Some believe that Trump has just helped push Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton to the top even more.

Bert Dayao, vice chair of Fil-AM CAG said, “I think Hillary Clinton has a chance to do it this time. If the (Democratic) Party goes for her, she will be the best candidate.”

Former Fil-Am CAG Chair Lope Atangan says the Fil-Am CAG will eventually choose a US presidential candidate to endorse to the Filipino community.

Atangan said, “Fil-Am CAG is nonpartisan, and we believe whoever will help the Filipino American Community Action Group in Tidewater area, especially in Virginia Beach.”

But with 14 candidates vying for the Republican nomination, Atangan says that endorsement would need a little more time to vet than usual.

You may contact Don Tagala at don_tagala@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • Mario
    7 July 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I like D Trump style straight forward approach, Jeb Bush married to a Mexican is most affected,on Trump entry into the race. GOP candidates are awakened when it comes to issue on illegal alien,before most of them stay neutral. I enjoy listening Trump comment and interviews. I will never vote for Hillary, she is China’s candidate, if she will be elected, PH disputed island will be taken completely by China including part of Palawan, worse to come her closeness with the Moslem brotherhood which will divide the PH into 2 country,creation of Republic of Mindanao.

  • jose
    8 July 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Who would want to vote for a business clown like Trump when he cannot even control his usage of words in describing Latino immigrants. He panders to a group of voters who are racists by invoking prejudices and racism. Businesses are cutting ties with him. How can someone handle national and international issues when he can even handle an issue as trivial as a beauty pageant?

  • jose
    8 July 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Who would want to vote for a business clown like Trump when he cannot even control his usage of words in describing Latino immigrants. He panders to a group of voters who are racists by invoking prejudices and racism. Businesses are cutting ties with him. How can someone handle national and international issues when he can’t even handle an issue as trivial as a beauty pageant?

    • Arbi
      8 July 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      who else……..the only fag that worship the clown and demon named Noz , unfortunately he had no right to vote…remember this “SICK DOG” of Delia is a FUGITIVE

      • noz
        8 July 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

        CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF, DIDN’T I TELL YOU TO GET SURGERY, TO SEPARATE THE BUTTHOLES WITH YOUR CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN COMPADRE. THESE TWO CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE DOING THE SPINNING BULLCRAPS, SO THE THREAD READERS ARE CONNED TO BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEVES. NO WAY CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN, YOU CANNOT SCAM AMERICANS NO MORE, YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED BABOON RAT. SO YOU WON’T CRAWL BACK TO YOUR RATHOLE?, ICE WILL CATCH YOU TO STICK THE TWO ASS OF THESE CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEVES DOWN THE BANANANATION HOLE YOU ESCAPED. HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE…………

        • Arbi
          8 July 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

          Go FUCK YOURSELF Noz! you are beyond repair

          • noz
            8 July 2015 at 5:11 pm -

            LOSERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RESPONSE. STFU CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AT YOU………… WITH YOUR HURTING BUTTHOLE, AND THE REST OF YOUR HOLES FOUND ON YOUR PHYSICAL EXAM PAID FOR BY OBOBOCARE………….

  • catholic_against_extremerightwingnuts
    8 July 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Anyone who does not think this is offensive, inaccurate, divisive, racist and prejudiced must not be a human being.

    “When Mexico (meaning the Mexican Government) sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (pointing to the audience). They’re not sending you (pointing again). They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to [Ed. – He actually said “with.”] us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people! But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”

  • noz
    8 July 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    trump is not a politician, waking up americans, who are clueless or couldn’t care less on america’s devastations, inflicted by the criminal illegal alien thieves. the economic / social problems of the USA were / are caused by demoncraps, whose main agenda is to spread their tactics of illegal aliens inclusions of empowerment for future votes, by breaking the rule of immigration laws to deport criminal illegal alien thieves illegally crossing the USA borders, and criminal illegal alien thieves over staying with expired visas, all of them are criminals as implied by the immigration laws, living lawlessly in american soil. demoncraps are criminals themselves knowingly their bad motives is dooming america. demoncrap politicians going along, not speaking against criminal illegal aliens are accessories, no different, and are criminals themselves as well. so, trump is what americans need to get to the bottom of the truth on criminal illegal aliens, freely moving around without repercussion of deportations of obobo refusing to do his job of deporting criminal illegal aliens thieves, must not be taken for granted, that extending all of the executive orders of obobo are one big mistakes, not good for the country and its citizen / legal residents. demoncraps voted in power by their constituents, once in office are all busy with their concerns on the welfare of the criminal illegal alien thieves, than their constituents that elected / reelected them. the constituent voters were silenced by freebies of EBT cards, section 08, food stamps, obobophone, and varieties of freebies the demoncraps can think of, so they don’t have to deal with over 92million freeloaders, potentially can be their opponents on issues as criminal illegal alien thieves invasions.

    • jose
      8 July 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      For once I agree with you Nozi, if this is the best the TEApubliKKKan can do…Hillary vs Trump???? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      • noz
        8 July 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        GET YOUR INCURABLE RETARDATION OUTTA HERE, CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF. YOU HAVE NO SAY ON DECIPHERING ISSUES CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF, YOU WILL NEVER EVER DIG, SO STFU, FOR ONLY THE SMARTS CAN SEE AMERICA IS FACING DOOMSDAY WITH OVER 92MILLION FREELOADERS TO VOTE FOR THIS DYKE PINOCCHIO, MARRIED A WOMANIZER, SHE COULDN’T CARE LESS ON HIS WOMANIZER FOR SHE IS A CLOSET DYKE. OBOBO, THE WORTHLESS POTUS, AND YOUR SURE WINNER KILLERY CLUNKER, THE WOULD BE FIRST DYKE POTUS, THEN EVEN DOGS CAN BE POTUS. DOGS ARE WAY TOO SMARTER COMPARED TO THESE TWO DEMONCRAPS, THE DESTROYER IN THE WH FOR OVER HALF DECADE, AND THE ONE TRYING TO MOVE TO THE WH, TO HAMMER THE FINAL NAIL TO AMERICA’S COFFIN. CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEVES COULDN’T WAIT TO REALLY DO A NUMBER ON AMERICA, TO DANCE IN ITS COFFIN. TRUMP WILL NOT BE SILENCED TO TELL THE WORLD CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEVES INVASIONS ARE WAY TOO OUT OF CONTROL, AMERICA IS UNDER SEIGE BY THE CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEVES…………ITS IMPERATIVE ICE DO THEIR JOBS OF DEPORTING CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIVES, TO SAVE AMERICA.

        • jose
          8 July 2015 at 9:14 pm - Reply

          If Trump is the best the TEApubliKKKan can do, so be it. What an embarrassing political party that would be….

    • Arbi
      8 July 2015 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      demoncrap politician lawmakers voted in power, failed to do its jobs big time, to protect the law abiding citizens / legal residents of SF. these demoncrap politician lawmakers passed the baddest designation no legal meaning of sanctuary city, protecting criminal illegal aliens. the murder of the young woman should disgust the liberal people, who are instrumental in accepting the crazy idea of sanctuary city for the benefits of criminal illegal aliens, who are enthralled in killings have been happenings ever since with obobo’s non enforcement of criminal illegal aliens’ deportations. the demoncrap politician lawmakers are not alarmed / continue to ignore the criminal illegal aliens killings. demoncrap politician lawmakers are too harden, couldn’t care less attitude, will not back down on their ideologue of commie socialisms, risking citizens’ lives. if likely voter traditionalist americans are outnumbered by likely voter liberal fanatic americans, either naturally born with such traits of liberalism or brainwashed by the marxist lame stream medias, the cause / effect was the murder of this young woman, which is not going to be the last, as long as the criminal illegal aliens are on the loose. obobo / the demoncraps are not only incompetents, but by nature are MORONS, with so many out of control killings by americans in chicago, detroit, et all hoods of the USA, yet obobo / the demoncrap morons are addicted to welcoming criminal illegal aliens, so they can freely mingle with americans, just like what the murdered young woman was doing, minding her own business, only to be shot point blank by this criminal illegal alien, who have no right to be in the american soil, in the first place. the nerve of this criminal illegal alien claiming it was an accident, and i bet you all, obobo / the demoncraps are without doubts believing this scumbag criminal illegal alien claimed of shooting the young woman was indeed an accident. so what’s next?, send this criminal illegal alien to prison at the expense of the taxpayers?, wherein this criminal illegal alien from the rathole of mexico will have a modern roof in his head, fed 3 meals with snacks daily, if sick gets medical attention, outdoor exercises, free lawyers to argue his criminal act in the court of law. can get free educations on demand, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. this criminal illegal alien had hit the jackpot for killing the young woman, and he damn knows it well, for the fact corrupt mexico cannot give all what american jails can offer, which is the out of this world treatment of murderers, and the system of voluntary forgetting the victims of crimes, simply regarded as STATISTIC, to justify the means. the family of the murdered young woman must look on all angles of the legal aspects to sue SF. the young woman’s productive life was cut short by this murderer illegal alien. the potentials of this young woman to make tons of money in her lifetime have to be paid by SF for setting up dangerous sanctuary city. the young woman’s life was wasted, gone in seconds. the actions of the demoncraps running the city of SF are responsible for the death of this young woman, as facilitators of criminal illegal aliens freely roaming the city to commit murder. demoncrap politicians of SF should go to jail, together with this criminal illegal alien is indeed the true justice for the love ones of the murdered young woman. her parents are forever going to be in pain, that will never ever go away for the rest of their lives, the worst of all for parents is to lose a child. no amount of money can ease the pain of her parents, but the huge millions handed to the family is going to teach lessons to stupid politician lawmakers, their bad actions will hit the pocket of the city really, really hard. sending these marxist demoncraps to jail will send signals to all the bleeding heart socialists, their liberal ways are disasters waiting to happen, yet these liberals don’t even know if it hit them, by continually in denial, as if the lives of the victims taken by the criminal illegal aliens are isolated cases, too trivial unrelated to designated sanctuary cities are the liberals bullcraps, that never ever dies.

      • noz
        8 July 2015 at 5:24 pm - Reply

        CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF A$$HOLE, WISHING ABLE TO WRITE THE WAY I DO. SO NOW IS RESORTING TO STEAL, ROB, ENGAGE IN HOME INVASIONS, DRIVE BY SHOOTING, AND ALL SHAPES / FORMS OF CRIMINAL ACTS. GO AHEAD, KEEP ON YOUR STEALING PASTING, TO MAKE YOU THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE THREAD READERS WORLDWIDE. YOU WISH YOU CAN WRITE LIKE I DO, NO WAY YOU ARE THE MORON AMONG THE MORONS, HOW MANY TIMES YOU WANT ME TO REMIND YOU F–CK UP CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF…………WHAT A DUMB-ASS, ALWAYS A DUMB-ASS.

        • jose
          8 July 2015 at 9:10 pm - Reply

          demoncrap politician lawmakers voted in power, failed to do its jobs big time, to protect the law abiding citizens / legal residents of SF. these demoncrap politician lawmakers passed the baddest designation no legal meaning of sanctuary city, protecting criminal illegal aliens. the murder of the young woman should disgust the liberal people, who are instrumental in accepting the crazy idea of sanctuary city for the benefits of criminal illegal aliens, who are enthralled in killings have been happenings ever since with obobo’s non enforcement of criminal illegal aliens’ deportations. the demoncrap politician lawmakers are not alarmed / continue to ignore the criminal illegal aliens killings. demoncrap politician lawmakers are too harden, couldn’t care less attitude, will not back down on their ideologue of commie socialisms, risking citizens’ lives. if likely voter traditionalist americans are outnumbered by likely voter liberal fanatic americans, either naturally born with such traits of liberalism or brainwashed by the marxist lame stream medias, the cause / effect was the murder of this young woman, which is not going to be the last, as long as the criminal illegal aliens are on the loose. obobo / the demoncraps are not only incompetents, but by nature are MORONS, with so many out of control killings by americans in chicago, detroit, et all hoods of the USA, yet obobo / the demoncrap morons are addicted to welcoming criminal illegal aliens, so they can freely mingle with americans, just like what the murdered young woman was doing, minding her own business, only to be shot point blank by this criminal illegal alien, who have no right to be in the american soil, in the first place. the nerve of this criminal illegal alien claiming it was an accident, and i bet you all, obobo / the demoncraps are without doubts believing this scumbag criminal illegal alien claimed of shooting the young woman was indeed an accident. so what’s next?, send this criminal illegal alien to prison at the expense of the taxpayers?, wherein this criminal illegal alien from the rathole of mexico will have a modern roof in his head, fed 3 meals with snacks daily, if sick gets medical attention, outdoor exercises, free lawyers to argue his criminal act in the court of law. can get free educations on demand, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. this criminal illegal alien had hit the jackpot for killing the young woman, and he damn knows it well, for the fact corrupt mexico cannot give all what american jails can offer, which is the out of this world treatment of murderers, and the system of voluntary forgetting the victims of crimes, simply regarded as STATISTIC, to justify the means. the family of the murdered young woman must look on all angles of the legal aspects to sue SF. the young woman’s productive life was cut short by this murderer illegal alien. the potentials of this young woman to make tons of money in her lifetime have to be paid by SF for setting up dangerous sanctuary city. the young woman’s life was wasted, gone in seconds. the actions of the demoncraps running the city of SF are responsible for the death of this young woman, as facilitators of criminal illegal aliens freely roaming the city to commit murder. demoncrap politicians of SF should go to jail, together with this criminal illegal alien is indeed the true justice for the love ones of the murdered young woman. her parents are forever going to be in pain, that will never ever go away for the rest of their lives, the worst of all for parents is to lose a child. no amount of money can ease the pain of her parents, but the huge millions handed to the family is going to teach lessons to stupid politician lawmakers, their bad actions will hit the pocket of the city really, really hard. sending these marxist demoncraps to jail will send signals to all the bleeding heart socialists, their liberal ways are disasters waiting to happen, yet these liberals don’t even know if it hit them, by continually in denial, as if the lives of the victims taken by the criminal illegal aliens are isolated cases, too trivial unrelated to designated sanctuary cities are the liberals bullcraps, that never ever dies.

      • jose
        8 July 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

        Arbi, demoncrap politician lawmakers voted in power, failed to do its jobs big time, to protect the law abiding citizens / legal residents of SF. these demoncrap politician lawmakers passed the baddest designation no legal meaning of sanctuary city, protecting criminal illegal aliens. the murder of the young woman should disgust the liberal people, who are instrumental in accepting the crazy idea of sanctuary city for the benefits of criminal illegal aliens, who are enthralled in killings have been happenings ever since with obobo’s non enforcement of criminal illegal aliens’ deportations. the demoncrap politician lawmakers are not alarmed / continue to ignore the criminal illegal aliens killings. demoncrap politician lawmakers are too harden, couldn’t care less attitude, will not back down on their ideologue of commie socialisms, risking citizens’ lives. if likely voter traditionalist americans are outnumbered by likely voter liberal fanatic americans, either naturally born with such traits of liberalism or brainwashed by the marxist lame stream medias, the cause / effect was the murder of this young woman, which is not going to be the last, as long as the criminal illegal aliens are on the loose. obobo / the demoncraps are not only incompetents, but by nature are MORONS, with so many out of control killings by americans in chicago, detroit, et all hoods of the USA, yet obobo / the demoncrap morons are addicted to welcoming criminal illegal aliens, so they can freely mingle with americans, just like what the murdered young woman was doing, minding her own business, only to be shot point blank by this criminal illegal alien, who have no right to be in the american soil, in the first place. the nerve of this criminal illegal alien claiming it was an accident, and i bet you all, obobo / the demoncraps are without doubts believing this scumbag criminal illegal alien claimed of shooting the young woman was indeed an accident. so what’s next?, send this criminal illegal alien to prison at the expense of the taxpayers?, wherein this criminal illegal alien from the rathole of mexico will have a modern roof in his head, fed 3 meals with snacks daily, if sick gets medical attention, outdoor exercises, free lawyers to argue his criminal act in the court of law. can get free educations on demand, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. this criminal illegal alien had hit the jackpot for killing the young woman, and he damn knows it well, for the fact corrupt mexico cannot give all what american jails can offer, which is the out of this world treatment of murderers, and the system of voluntary forgetting the victims of crimes, simply regarded as STATISTIC, to justify the means. the family of the murdered young woman must look on all angles of the legal aspects to sue SF. the young woman’s productive life was cut short by this murderer illegal alien. the potentials of this young woman to make tons of money in her lifetime have to be paid by SF for setting up dangerous sanctuary city. the young woman’s life was wasted, gone in seconds. the actions of the demoncraps running the city of SF are responsible for the death of this young woman, as facilitators of criminal illegal aliens freely roaming the city to commit murder. demoncrap politicians of SF should go to jail, together with this criminal illegal alien is indeed the true justice for the love ones of the murdered young woman. her parents are forever going to be in pain, that will never ever go away for the rest of their lives, the worst of all for parents is to lose a child. no amount of money can ease the pain of her parents, but the huge millions handed to the family is going to teach lessons to stupid politician lawmakers, their bad actions will hit the pocket of the city really, really hard. sending these marxist demoncraps to jail will send signals to all the bleeding heart socialists, their liberal ways are disasters waiting to happen, yet these liberals don’t even know if it hit them, by continually in denial, as if the lives of the victims taken by the criminal illegal aliens are isolated cases, too trivial unrelated to designated sanctuary cities are the liberals bullcraps, that never ever dies.

        • Arbi
          9 July 2015 at 3:00 am - Reply

          nasira na ulo ni Noz, natuluyan sa……….

          • jose
            9 July 2015 at 12:10 pm -

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JRB
    9 July 2015 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Hey Fil-Ams who in the hell all of you think you are? In America your all nobody please shut your big mouth. This is America not the Philippines. Look we Americans love Trump. Anyone that want to help this people like you stupid Fil-Ams don’t belong here in America. Get out of our home America.

    • Arbi
      9 July 2015 at 10:44 am - Reply

      you and Noz together w/ Enigma and Delia should hang yourself under Trumps balls……too many IDIOTS nowadays

    • jose
      9 July 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      ANOTHER KOWN CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN, BOTH A BABOON / RAT, MAKING IT OUT WITH HIS HOMO CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN BRIDE, APPEARING CONSISTENTLY TOGETHER IN THIS THREAD, SINCE THESE TWO ARE STUCK WITH EACH OTHER REMNANTS. WHAT A NASTY BUNCH, TOO ELICIT, AND MUST BE DISPOSED OF BY ICE. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AT YOU…………I’LL SEE TO IT THESE TWO HOMO CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN, AND HOMO CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN LOVER ARE GOING TO GULP DOWN ALL THEIR OWN OOSING BUTT SHITS, BC I WILL NEVER EVER LET YOU SCATTER ALL OF YOUR BULLCRAPS OF ONE LINER ILLITERATE PROPAGANDAS. SO BRING THEM ON A$$HOLE, SHOW MORE OF YOUR NATURE OF BEING UNEDUCATED, CAN’T READ, CAN’T WRITE, CAN’T COMPREHEND. WHAT A BUGABOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…………

      • Arbi
        9 July 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

        walanghiya ka NOZ, mahilig ka sa copycat!

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