FORT WORTH, Texas — Speaking outside a Donald Trump rally in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, a Hispanic demonstrator warned the GOP candidate’s white supporters that there would be consequences if Trump manages to make it all the way to the White House.
“If these people get what they want, Trump in there, I guarantee you — you think the Mexicans are going to lay down that easily? We don’t ever say nothing,” Ronald Gonzales, of Dallas, said.
After explaining that he isn’t an advocate for open borders, he argued that many of the illegal immigrants living in the U.S. “already got families and kids that are here” — and they wouldn’t allow a Trump administration to break up their families.
“It ain’t gonna happen,” Gonzales said. “You really want the Mexicans to really, really stir, really get mad? Y’all don’t understand — we aren’t the minority anymore. We own Texas. Texas is Mexican-made. I’m five generations deep right here.”
When pressed by TheBlaze on his warning about Trump’s rhetoric on deporting illegal immigrants, he doubled down on his comments.
“What do you think?” Gonzales asked incredulously. “You think the Hispanics are going to sit back and let these people come and take our parents away? … I’ve never called y’all crackers or nothing like that until this time,” he said. “Y’all call us Mexicans, spics and all that.”
He added, “I fought all my life just for my kids wouldn’t be growing up to that. And now that Trump’s coming into the situation, he’s making it worse.”
Gonzales was one of the most outspoken of the small group of anti-Trump protesters outside of Friday’s rally in Fort Worth. He engaged in several heated — and profane — debates with Trump supporters.
He told one Trump supporter, “All it is takes is one of y’all to speak for all of y’all — and Trump is doing the speaking for y’all. So don’t come and try to speak for yourself when Trump is speaking for y’all.”
Interspersed between the impassioned, but mostly respectful, debates between the competing factions, there were some ugly moments that seem to underscore the racial tensions surrounding the 2016 presidential election.
“Where are you going, b***h?” one anti-Trump protester barked at a Trump supporter.
In another ugly moment, an apparent Trump supporter told Hispanic demonstrators to “go back to Mexico.”
Watch some of the tense moments from the rally below (Warning: strong language):