Why Latinos and Muslim Americans should support Trump

I’m Muslim American, and yet I now find myself rooting for Donald Trump to be the GOP presidential nominee. Here’s a little secret: Many other Muslim and Latino activists also are cheering for Trump to defeat Ted Cruz for the Republican nod — even if they won’t admit it publicly.

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Why? Trump could inspire a record number of Latinos and Muslim Americans to get involved in the 2016 election. But just as Marc Antony didn’t come to praise Caesar but to bury him, they won’t be doing so to support Trump but to defeat him.

We have already seen Latinos who have been long-time permanent legal residents of the United States finally apply for citizenship this year for the sole purpose of voting against Trump.

Latino and Muslim college students are now teaming up to protest at Trump rallies, as we saw recently in Chicago. And as someone who has been speaking before Muslim American groups frequently over the past few months, I can tell you that defeating Trump and his dangerously divisive ideology is the No. 1 priority.

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