Carlos Santana had very strong words for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Recently, the Mexican American “Smooth” singer logged on to his Facebook account, taking a moment to call the GOP frontrunner an “Angry Ape” prior to deleting his comments. Unfortunately for Trump’s supporters, the rant cannot be unremembered so easily.
Carlos Santana said the following while speaking candidly about a time in his childhood when he was living in Tijuana, Mexico.
“I often crossed the border to visit the San Diego Zoo. I would hear loud screams and commotion in the distance. As I came closer to the sound, I noticed everyone was staring at an ape in a glass cage. The ape was staring back at the crowd that gathered. With an angry look of disgust, the ape defecated in his hand and threw it at the crowd. This is what I hear when Mr. Trump speaks.”
Presumably, Donald Trump can throw nothing at voters that will make Santana change his opinion.
“The Republicans and Mr. Trump are selling hate and fear,” the talented guitarist explained. “That is the opposite of what our Country stands for. Let’s go forward with light and love into the future. Pull humanity up, take the high road and look at the aerial view. Peace on Earth now, not later.”
To one and all we sing Let there be peace on earth
— Carlos Santana (@SantanaCarlos) January 13, 2016
Meanwhile, Occupy Democrats obtained a full transcript of the deleted Santana rant.
In it, the famed musician noted that he considers the U.S. quite “blessed” to have President Barack Obama’s leadership, saying “[Obama] made me feel how blessed we are to share life with [his] leadership. Even more than any other President I have witnessed (including JFK). [Obama’s] words of spirit and global healing, unity and harmony for the betterment of the world… not just the U.S.A.”
Anecdotally, Carlos Santana’s recent words were not the first shots he fired at Trump. This past Autumn, Santana was one of a number of celebrities to participate in the “We’re All Mexican” music video project, which was produced by Emilio Estefan. This video, the International Business Times noted, was released for Hispanic Heritage Month in response to Donald Trump’s now-famous comments regarding Mexican immigrants.
In the Summer of 2015, Trump set the tone for his presidential candidacy when he famously said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
These controversial, polarizing statements, paired with “The Donald’s” recommendation to limit Muslim immigration in the United States, have polarized U.S. voters who cannot come to a consensus as to whether or not what he says goes too far. Coincidentally, as the Inquisitr noted, British lawmakers are currently debating a proposal that would ban Trump from ever visiting the U.K., even if he is elected president.
More radical Islam attacks today – it never ends! Strengthen the borders, we must be vigilant and smart. No more being politically correct.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2016
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