John Leguizamo says Latinos who support Trump just ‘don’t understand’ that Biden’s economy is 'doing great'

"It feels like our democracy is in grave danger."

Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC

Actor John Leguizamo took aim at Latinos who support Donald Trump over Joe Biden in a recent interview, suggesting those who side with the former president just don't understand how great his successor has been for the economy. 

During the interview with Salon, Leguizamo also blamed Democrats for failing to do enough to win over the Latino vote, and warned that unless they step up, American democracy "is in grave danger." 

When asked why Trump was polling better with Latinos than Biden, Leguizamo said it was because "they're blaming [Biden] for the economy, which they shouldn't be because COVID was the culprit and Trump not handling COVID was the culprit in damaging our economy." 

He went on to suggest that "our economy is doing great," placing the blame on inflation for "messing up everybody's paycheck." He did not, however, explain what caused that inflation in the first place. 

"Latinos are not monolithic," Leguizamo continued. "Just like the black community's not monolithic, just like white folks. You got to come at us from all kinds of different angles and you got to come for us." 

He said Democrats "messed up in 2020 and did nothing," warning that they "need to step it up" this time around, lest they lose support to Trump. 

"It's terrifying, man," Leguizamo said of the current political climate. "It feels like our democracy is in grave danger." 

He claimed that the Supreme Court "seems like it's a puppet for Trump," citing the fact that they're stalling on his immunity case. 

"Come on," he lamented, "you can't give a president total immunity because then they can do criminal stuff and they'd be above the law." 

"I hope by November 4th everybody gets a clear head," he added. "Maybe they don't want to vote for Biden, but vote against Trump and vote for Biden. I mean, even if you can't wrap your mind around Joe who's not much older than Trump, he's only four years older or three." 

Recent polling has suggested that Latino support for Trump could be as high as 46 percent, up from 32 percent in 2020.

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