Rapper Pitbull appeared on "The View" Thursday, where he waxed poetic about immigration and the ties between Mexico and the United States.
The Cuban-American musician — real name Armando Christian Pérez — told the women that immigrants built the U.S., and added that "Mexico is not crossing the border — the border crossed Mexico."
Co-host Joy Behar was so moved by his words that she suggested he run for president one day.
What happened during the exchange?
Co-host Sunny Hostin kicked off the segment by asking the rapper's stance on immigration in the United States.
"As far as immigration, guys, we're the United States of America, not the divided states of America," Pitbull quipped. "This country was built by immigrants, you know. If we're going to talk about the ones who were here first, then we have to talk about the Native Americans."
Pitbull added that his Cuban-American upbringing equipped him with a way to maintain his gratitude for those who came before him.
"Me, being a Cuban-American — first-generation Cuban-American — my family, that's one thing that was always embedded into me," he explained. "'We already did it for you. You were born here. Now if you don't take advantage of this country after what we've been through ... ' They were like, 'You have to take full advantage of this country.'"
The rapper explained that history says "Mexico is not crossing the border. The border crossed Mexico."
His remarks were met by a sea of applause.
Emboldened, Pitbull added, "If we're going to talk what it is, that's why you have cities like Los Angeles, San Antonio, El Paso, Las Vegas, San Diego. Sounds like Spanish words to me, or names I would say. It goes to show you somebody was here before."
"Either, or, guys; we all bleed the same blood and we all breathe the same air," he explained. "We all put our pants on one leg at a time. And when we start figuring that out is when we can really understand that we're not really that different. We're really more similar than we believe."
Behar interrupted and gushed, "I think you should run for president."
The rapper, however, insisted that he wouldn't be seeking the highest office in the land anytime soon.
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(H/T: The Daily Caller)