The anti-Donald Trump Avaaz campaign has come to Mexico City, assisting U.S. expats in registering to vote, in the hopes that the Republican nominee will be defeated. Nathan Frandino reports.
Anti-Trump campaign hits Mexico City
South of the border in Mexico City, the anti-Donald Trump campaign has taken on a new melody.
Activist Joseph Huff-Hannon says they’re going after U.S. expats, registering them to vote in time for the election.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) COORDINATOR OF CAMPAIGN TO GET VOTERS REGISTERED TO STOP DONALD TRUMP, JOSEPH HUFF-HANNON, SAYING:
“So we’re already seeing thousands and thousands of new registrations, we’re seeing people who’ve never voted before. They’re going to vote in this election and so we think it’s going to have a tremendous impact and Donald Trump is going to be defeated and defeated tremendously.”
Trump has famously accused Mexicans of being rapists and drug dealers.
He’s also promised to build a wall on the border and to make Mexico pay for it.
All of which have given Mexican-American citizen Amado Benitez enough incentive to register.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MEXICAN-AMERICAN CITIZEN, AMADO BENITEZ, SAYING:
“Because I am against him, simply put, he’s a person who will cause much, much damage. I don’t like his way of thinking, how he behaves or what he thinks of us Mexicans.”
And that’s a tune Benitez will be singing all the way until election day.