Salma Hayek isn’t letting Donald Trump’s comments on Mexican immigration ruffle her feathers.
“It’s a very simple tactic for self-promotion,” the Mexican actress told the L.A. Times. “What’s sad is how easily people are manipulated. I’m not insulted because I cannot be insulted by stupidity.”
Hayak is referring to controversial comments Trump made in his mid-June announcement that he would be running for president. During the speech, he referred to Mexican immigrants as criminals, drug runners, and rapists.
The remarks led to NBC cutting its ties with Trump, which included “The Apprentice” and the “Miss USA Pageant,” of which the real estate mogul is a part-owner. Univision also backed 0ut of its agreement to air the pageant.
“Everybody’s entitled to have uninformed opinions,” Hayek also said. “Everybody’s entitled to be dumb. But I’m not dumb, so I see through the manipulation.”
Hayek went on to say that the lesson here is that we need to “wake up” to the fact that not everyone shares our values and get out to the vote.
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