‘Get Off The Stage’: Univision Anchor Booed for Speaking Spanish, Trashing Trump in Commencement Speech
Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas witnessed a rebellion against her speech to college graduates when she took some time to speak a little Spanish and throw barbs at Donald Trump.
Salinas was speaking at California State University Fullerton on Sunday, where she took shots at Trump for slamming the “dishonest” media, as well as for his incendiary proposals. Shortly afterward, she addressed the Spanish-speaking portion of the 40-percent-Hispanic student body by switching to Spanish and praising the School of Communications graduates as the “future in this country.”
In this clip, you can hear booing and a smattering of mostly-unintelligible heckling as Salinas speaks:
Fox News Latino reported on Denise De La Cruz, a senior who graduated at the ceremony, who wrote online that Salinas’s speech was well received up until she reached those junctures of the address. Cruz described how Salinas got “too Latino-centric” by leaving non-Spanish speakers out for that part of the address, and she confirmed that people yelled “get off the stage!” and “trash” at Salinas when she started suggesting students use media tools to catch politicians like Trump in their own web.
“There were probably hundreds of graduates there, so I can’t speak for everyone there,” Cruz wrote, “but definitely … the row where I was seated there were upset people and you could hear heckling from the crowd.”
Salinas told the Washington Post that she thought her speech went well, but said that what happened was “sad” and reflective of increasing division in America.
Watch above, via Washington Post.
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