Is the MS-13 Gang Targeting Pro-Trump Hispanics?
It’s no secret that illegals and many who are lawless in this country have been openly opposed to many of the things GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has said and several of his policies. Now, it is being reported that the notorious Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang are intimidating pro-Trump delegates who are Hispanic.
At least one reporter is claiming to have spoken to several delegates who are being targeted by the gang, along with their families.
Wayne Madsen reports:
These delegates have flatly refused to be interviewed, although some have been seen on television within the California floor delegation waving Trump signs.
The Trump delegates said that, like themselves, some Hispanic Republicans and others in California are refusing to publicly indicate their preference for Trump because of the threat of violence from MS-13.
The threats by MS-13 will only add to the debate over illegal immigration into the United States, an issue that has been one of Trump’s “red meat” concerns during the campaign.
Although it was California Trump delegates who were fearful of reprisals from MS-13, the gang also has strong roots in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Boston, New Jersey, and Houston. Trump’s strong law and order message is apparently more popular among Hispanic voters, as a bloc, than current polling indicates. However, because of threats by MS-13 many likely Hispanic voters are hesitant to make their choice on November 8th known to pollsters or journalists.
At this point, Mr. Madsen is the only one with the story at this point. I have been unable to verify other sources that would confirm such things. This does not mean the source is untrue. However, knowing how the mainstream media is involved in all that is going on, it would not surprise me for such a story to be suppressed.
We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.