You go girl! Eva Longoria gave a truly heartfelt speech while introducing New Jersey Senator Cory Booker at the Democratic National Convention on July 25. She passionately slammed Donald Trump, saying that her father is ‘not a rapist,’ but a veteran! We have all the details, right here.
Eva Longoria, 41, introduced Senator Cory Booker at the Democratic National Convention on July 25, and her heartfelt speech gave us all the feels! As a woman of Mexican heritage, a working wife, and a sister to a handicapped woman, she bashed several of Donald Trump’s insensitive comments, and it was both emotional and powerful!
— NBC Latino (@NBCLatino) July 26, 2016
The most passionate part of her speech was when she said that her father, an 8th generation American, “is not a criminal or a rapist. In fact, he is a United States veteran.” That’ll show Donald! She also made a point that “America is pretty great already” when she described herself as being “a Latina from South Texas” introducing “the first black senator from New Jersey on the week we will nominate our first woman candidate for president of the United States.” How cool is that?!
What better person to introduce Cory than Eva? She’s a successful actress, an outspoken entrepreneur, and the creator of The Eva Longoria Foundation, which “helps Latinas build better futures for
themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship,” according to the website.
We were fully expecting her to make a comment about Hillary’s support for Latinas, especially since she compared Donald Trump to Hitler for his comment calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “murderers.” “What I think he doesn’t understand and what people don’t understand is words create emotional poison,” Eva told The Hollywood Reporter. “Hitler moved a nation with words, just words.”
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) July 20, 2016
Eva has been supporting Hillary since before she even announced her candidacy, saying “absolutely” when TMZ asked if she would help campaign for her. Clearly she’s made good on that promise, because she’s been behind her every step of the way this election!
At the very important Nevada Caucus in Feb., Eva took the stage to vouch for Hillary as a supporter of Latinas. “I keep hearing, “I’m just not inspired by Hillary,”’ Eva said, after explaining that Latinos aren’t just a “single issue group,” “If Hillary doesn’t inspire you you aren’t paying attention. For over three decades she’s fought for us. Now it’s time to fight for her.” Eva is definitely giving that fight her all at the DNC!
HollywoodLifers, were you inspired by Eva’s speech introducing Cory Booker at the Democratic National Convention on July 25? Share your thoughts about it with us!