Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With CNN’s Javier Morgado

CNN executive producer Javier Morgado

CNN executive producer Javier Morgado

I’m always so proud of my friend, Javi Morgado.

As the executive producer of CNN’s New Day, he just kills it every day. Such a pro.

But that’s just part of his story.

I’ve known Javi for years as a leader among LGBTQ journalists where, as a longtime member of the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association, he’s given back time and time again.

And throughout his career, he’s returned to Miami – where he began his professional journey – to give back to aspiring journalists.

In one of the rare moments Javi has stepped in front of the camera, he shares some thoughts on his pride for Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Proud to share my family’s story & represent CNN in AT&T’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” says Javi.

Nearly Half Of Republicans Would Be Bothered Hearing Foreign Language Spoken In US

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From The Hill:

Close to half of white Republicans in the United States said they would be bothered if they heard someone speak a foreign language in public in a new survey released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday.

According to the new survey, 47 percent of white respondents who identified as Republican or Republican-leaning said they would be bothered “some” or “a lot” by a person speaking a language in public that was not English.

By contrast, only 18 percent white respondents who identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning said they would be bothered.

Fifty-eight percent of white Democrats said that they wouldn’t be bothered at all by hearing someone speak in a foreign language in a public. Twenty-six percent of white Republicans also answered the same.

Outside of political modifiers, the survey found that 34 percent of all white respondents said they would be bothered hearing people speak in a foreign language in public.

Top Trending Search On Google Today Is…?

The Twitter account for Google Trends reports the top trending search term on Google - up 3,350% - is "Dónde votar" ("where to vote").

My favorite thing today (and it’s way early).

The Twitter account for Google Trends reports the top trending search term on Google – up 3,350% – is “Dónde votar” (“where to vote”).

Google Trends added in a follow up tweet that three of the top five searches were:

Polling place: +350%
Voting: +300%
Election day: +300%


Remember you have the right to vote! If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683.

(h/t JoeMyGod)

Ecstatic Hispanic Woman Endorses Donald Trump In Las Vegas

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Trump Invites Ecstatic Hispanic Supporter on Stage in Nevada
“I’m Hispanic and I vote for Mr. Trump!” Watch Donald Trump invite an ecstatic woman to join him on stage in Las Vegas. http://nbcnews.to/1jdZa06
Posted by NBC News on Thursday, October 8, 2015

GOP front-runner Donald Trump brought this lovely lady up from the audience at his rally here in Las Vegas yesterday.

He apparently tried to get across the idea that they had never met, but she couldn’t be contained:

“I’m Hispanic and I vote for Mr. Trump! Yes, Mr. Trump! We love you! We love you all the way to the White House!”

Isn’t it a bit creepy that he grabs her arms, etc…?

Bless her little heart, you have to wonder how much he paid her to do this.

UPDATE: CNN interviewed the woman, Myriam Witcher about the experience where she says no one from Trump’s campaign ever contacted her about coming on stage or speaking on his behalf.

She also says she agrees with Trump 100% on everything and that he’s “an angel sent from Heaven.”

Gallup Poll: Hispanics Really Really Don’t Like Donald Trump

As we all watched Donald Trump have a Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos removed from his Iowa press conference today, a new Gallup poll today shows Hispanics have a very negative view of presidential aspirant Donald Trump.

Check out the chart of net negatives/positives of the current GOP nominees:

Check that long bottom line

That’s a big -51% for Trump. His perceived biggest opponent, Jeb Bush, has a positive favorability of +11.

And by the way, in case you were wondering, Hillary Clinton has a huge positive number – +40 –  among Hispanics:

Boston: Brothers Cite Donald Trump As Inspiration After Beating Hispanic Man

Scott (L) and Steve Leader (R)

Two brothers from South Boston, Steve and Scott Leader, have been arrested after allegedly targeting, attacking, beating and ultimately urinating on a homeless man because he is Hispanic.

From the Boston Globe:

Police said two brothers from South Boston ambushed the 58-year-old as he slept outside of a Dorchester MBTA stop, and targeted him because he is Hispanic. One of the brothers said he was inspired in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The allegations ignited widespread condemnation Wednesday.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the brothers “should be ashamed of themselves.” Boston’s top prosecutor, Daniel F. Conley, called the case “sickening.”

Police Commissioner William B. Evans, a South Boston resident, said the brothers had given his neighborhood “a bad name.” He called it “a disgrace.”

Trump, told of the alleged assault, said “it would be a shame . . . I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

Trump, in his campaign kickoff speech in June, made disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants that advocates feared could cause a backlash against immigrants.

According to reports, Scott Leader told the police, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.”

And Trump’s reaction? “People who are following me are very passionate???”