David Ortiz Just Smacked Down Donald Trump: ‘As Latin People We Deserve Respect’

Sep 6, 2016
2:56 PM

We have to give it up to Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz for what he told USA Today about Donald Trump:

David Oritix (Photo by Parkerjh)

David Oritix (Photo by Parkerjh)

When you speak like that about us, it’s a slap in the face. I walk around sometimes, and I see Mexican people trying to earn a living in an honest way. And to hear somebody make those kinds of comments, it hits you. I think as Latin people we deserve better. Things have gotten much better in that regard. … As Latin people we deserve respect, no matter where you’re from. And especially our Mexican brothers, who come here willing to do all the dirty work.

Latin people here in the United States are the spark plug of the country’s economy. Whoever opposes that is going to lose. And not just Latin people but immigrants. I’m talking about people who come from Africa, from Asia, other places. All those people come here with one goal, to realize the American dream, and you have to include them in our group.