I’m sure when Hillary Clinton heard she was being interviewed by Enrique Santos, she figured it would be a lay up. After all, conventional wisdom tells us that her opponent Donald Trump hates Hispanics and Hispanics hate him right back, no matter how many pictures of him eating taco bowls he posts.
“Even in my own family, I got to tell you, my father’s voting for Trump because he says that he can’t trust you,” Santos said. “My mother says you’re a crook and my brother says you should go to jail.”
The reasons listed are the same issues plaguing her campaign. She has been hit multiple times about her untrustworthiness due to the home-brewed email server scandal from her tenure at the State Department.
Santos asked Clinton to respond to this and try to convince his family members to vote for her instead.
She stuttered a little and went into her usual talking points, at which point I must admit I dozed off a bit. Because it was radio Hillary. Had it been visual Hillary I would’ve ducked and sought cover. Shield your eyes! Also, when Hillary speaks in either her mechanical drone, or her crystal shattering shrieks, all I hear is:
Which is what Enrique Santos opened with in the segment.
Though Hillary didn’t claim to always carry a bottle of tabasco sauce in her purse. That level of pandering is only for the hip-hop community. Maybe she needs to get more familiar with the latino community. To be fair, it’s harder to listen to Hispanic music if she doesn’t hablas espanol.
Also, politeness points to Sr. Santos here. Even though he opened with “You’re a liar and should be thrown in jail,” he ended with “Muchas gracias, señora Clinton,” and even called her “sweetheart.” Probably the first time she’s ever had that affectionate moniker applied to her. But if someone wants to discredit Enrique, they’ll use that as a weapon by calling him a sexist.