Maná’s frontman Fher Olvera didn’t hold back when talking about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during an interview with Jorge Ramos on the show Al Punto.
“Trump is an inherent racist,” said Olvera when asked if he thought Trump would ever change his views on Latinos or take back the racist comments he made last year towards the immigrant community in the United States. “It would be catastrophic if someone like Donald Trump takes the White House. Someone with such a violent heart. Violence generates violence, so imagine all the problems he’d get us and the planet into. A violent leader would only cause violence and war.”
The singer, who in the past compared Trump to Hitler, said that he has faith that the Latino community will vote for the candidate that will give them the respect they deserve. “Latinos aren’t stupid. I’ve talked to a lot of Latinos when I’m touring in the United States and they think Trump is a joke. Latinos will not put at risk their lives or jobs.”
The Mexican rock band will embark on the national Latino Power Tour in September to celebrate the many contributions Latinos have made to the U.S. and to rally Latinos to go out and vote in November.
“Latinos know how much their vote counts. We need to create our destiny and not let anyone else do it for us. You can’t just complain about Trump being a racist, you actually have to get registered and vote.”
Aside from their political agenda, Maná recently announced the launch of their environmental awareness program called “Dónde Jugarán Los Niños?” titled after their iconic song. It’s a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank that aims to inspire young people in Latin America to have an environmental commitment.