Now that Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz have dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president, Latinos are reacting to the news that Donald Trump is the one candidate left in the race.
María Teresa Kumar, the President and CEO of VL Action Network said in a statement that her organization has rallied a strong coalition of Latino voters. Kumar said called on Latino voters to rally and build on inclusive values in the U.S.
“Sitting out is not an option for our community, ever," Kumar said. "It's time we own the narrative. It's time we're clear that when someone tries to make us less American, to harm our children, disparage our contributions to this great country, we defend ourselves with our vote. Our vote will demonstrate not only that words matter but that words have consequences."
Rocio Saenz, Executive Vice President of the Service Employees International Union, released a statement about Trump's nearly inevitable path to the nomination. He said Trump's history of divisive insults offers "no solutions" to the problems working class families face, and like Kumar, reiterated that Latinos will be a powerful force in the November elections.
"A day after Trump’s elevation to presumptive nominee serves only to reinforce an emerging electorate’s promise to vote in larger numbers than ever before and build a movement that unites working families across the country," Saenz said.
CNN political contributor Ana Navarro took to Twitter to react, saying there will be "no third party conservative option." She tweeted her prediction, saying November will most likely be a contest between Trump and Sec. Hillary Clinton.
And though polls show that Trump does not enjoy ample Latino support, there were some reactions from #LatinosForTrump.