Ricky Martin on Trump’s Latinx Support, ‘It’s Really Scary’

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Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin spoke about what the election result next Tuesday means for his family in an episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast The Big Ticket.

The superstar said it’s “really scary” to see the Latinx community supporting Donald Trump for president, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“It is super sad,” he said. “I think there’s a lot Hispanics that will vote him out. Trumpeters make a lot of noise and it’s scary to see their enthusiasm. But us, we’re doing what’s right, the right way and we’ll see what happens in November. I’m very optimistic.”

Martin has been vocal about his support for Biden, even joining in his campaign events last month in Florida, a state where the ideological contrast between Latinos is particularly evident.

“I think he is the only option we have and he is great and he has been in politics all his life,” he said. “This is the moment. We all need to get together and be loud about the course of this nation.”

“I am a Latino, gay [and] married to an Arab living in Trump’s America,” he added. “We check all the boxes.”

However, Martin added that he and his husband aren’t “the only ones concerned” about the election, reflecting on the record-breaking early vote rate.

“For that, I’m extremely happy,” he said. “We’ve had plans of if we might leave the country. No, we have to stay here and fight for our rights and for what we believe.

Similarly, and referring to the crucial elections also taking place in Puerto Rico, the singer dismissed Puerto Rican governor Wanda Vazquez’s endorsement of Trump, CBS News reported.

“She wasn’t even elected by the people,” he said. “She’s not part of this conversation.”