Salma Hayek is not bothered by Donald Trump’s seemingly anti-Mexican comments. In fact, the comment is almost a good indicator of the kind of politics the US have.
In a statement she made in an interview with Jorge Ramos of Fusion, she said, "The good thing about what Trump did is that [his comments] shone a light to the level of the problem of racism. The minute he attacked the Mexicans, his numbers went up."
Donald Trump has made negative comments concerning Mexican immigrants. The 48-year-old actress said that Trump is "uninformed" when it comes to such issues. In another interview with Good Morning America dated August 5, Salma shared her opinion, "Immigrants are an important force of work in the United States." She added, "Anybody who is informed knows this."
According to her, politicians should stop using these kinds of issues to get people’s attention. Statements like the ones made by Trump might be taken seriously by people.
She admitted in LA Times that she is not insulted by such stupidity. The actress went on to say that everybody is entitled to be dumb, referring to the baseless statement the presidential candidate had made.
Salma Hayek concluded that people should be vigilant so as not to be "manipulated" by words coming from powerful people including politicians, "That is that the educated people or the people with great human values have to wake up, because they are under the illusion that most of this country is like them and sometimes they don't even go to vote."
Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s negative statements about undocumented immigrants caused objection from the public. Other Mexican and Latino stars that slammed Trump’s racist comments include Ricky Martin and Shakira to name a few.