Jorge Hernandez of Los Tigres del Norte Analyzes Hillary vs. Trump Debate

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Jorge Hernandez of Los Tigres del Norte performs onstage during the 16th Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 19, 2015 in Las Vegas.
The Univision network’s post-debate analysis team included a musical guest. Jorge Hernández, lead singer and lead spokesperson of influential norteño band Los Tigres del Norte shared his thoughts ont he showdown between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton with Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas and with journalist Maria Hinojosa, anchor of NPR’s Latino USA. 
 
Hernandez has often sang – and spoken--  about immigration reform, gun control and yes, Hillary vs. Trump; he has publicly endorsed Hillary. 
 
 
But on Monday night (Sept. 26), Hernández was collected but assertive in his analysis of the debate, much like his candidate. “I saw a serene woman, sure of herself,” the singer said when Ramos asked him for his overall impressions. “And I saw an insecure man who lies. I believe the viewers saw what I saw.”
 
However, Hernandez had words of caution for both candidates: “I thought they would both be more direct and concise about what they would actually do. And as Latins, we surely thought they would speak more about the immigration issue.”
 
Latins and immigration, in fact, where the big absentees in the debate. Given the constant conversation about both topics, the fact they were practically after thoughts was surprising. “The sad thing is we were invisible,” said Hinojosa, summing up what undoubtedly many Latins thought as they watched. “It’s not just about immigration. Latinos are also interested in economics.”
 
 
“We’re interested in everything,” added Hernandez. “But our topic is immigration. And I’m going to exhort our youth to register to vote. I invite them because their ancestors, who struggled to get here, will be very proud if they go out and vote.” 

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