Mexican actress Kate del Castillo slammed Republican presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump in an open letter that she sent via Twitter, calling him "a bellicose vulgar man, an egotist and racist with money but without power."
Del Castillo used 20 tweets to send the letter, which stated in Spanish "how is it possible that a presidential candidate with hitlerian beliefs, a bellicose man who without having maximum power in the U.S. has done so much damage," adding the damage was "irreversible."
Del Castillo, known in both Latin America and Hollywood for her numerous roles in both Spanish and English, was recently in the headlines after her much-publicized correspondence and subsequent meeting with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Del Castillo and American actor Sean Penn met with the drug lord, who had escaped a maximum security jail in Mexico. Shortly after their meeting El Chapo was captured; he will be extradited to the U.S.
Trump started his presidential bid last summer by trashing Mexico and immigrants. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best...They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they're telling us what we're getting."
More recently, Trump has stirred controversy over his repeated critiques of U.S. federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the lawsuit against Trump University. Trump questioned whether Curiel could be impartial because he was "Mexican;" Curiel was born in Indiana. He is of Mexican-American heritage.