An 'arrogant' Obama fumes over pro-Trump Hispanics

Monday, November 30, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Hispanics for TrumpThe head of a Southern Baptist seminary is defending Hispanic Christians who chose to back Donald Trump earlier this month – and who, because of that, were ripped by Trump's Democratic predecessor.

Former President Barack Obama had some harsh things to say last week about Hispanic evangelicals. The former president told "The Breakfast Club" radio show that, in his opinion, Hispanic evangelicals have their priorities mixed up:

Obama: "There are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages, they think that's less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion."

Dr. Richard Land of Southern Evangelical Seminary says that's as arrogant a statement as he's ever heard from "a very arrogant" former president.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)

"Hispanics, a lot of whom came [into the U.S.] the right way … resent people coming in illegally and driving down wages," Land tells One News Now. "Illegal immigration, not being controlled, drives down wages at the bottom of the scale."

The seminary president says the reasons Hispanics of all stripes – including evangelicals – voted in such large numbers for President Donald Trump was because, unlike the Democratic Party, the president and Republicans line up with Hispanic values.

"Trump carried [Texas] counties that are 80% to 90% Hispanic … that Hillary carried four years ago," Lands points out. "They've seen [that] Mr. Trump's immigration policies are not anti-Hispanic – [in fact] they're anti-illegal immigration."

Land also notes that Obama has some of his facts wrong: "I thought the supreme arrogance was when he was talking about putting children in cages – cages that were built by Obama [during his administration]."

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