Many Hispanic conservatives have come out in support of Univision’s recent move to interview Donald Trump after he became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. These advocates are arguing that the conversation is necessary for a balanced and informed debate among the different Hispanic constituencies. They point to the fact that Univision, the leading provider of Spanish-language broadcast news and information, needs to create a platform for the exchange of ideas.
They also are stressing the importance of a two-way dialogue. The dialogue needs to go beyond Univision’s interviews with Trump, to cover issues that are important to the Hispanic-American community and feature other candidates and voices from that community.
The National Federation of Hispanic Republican Clubs, a national organization that unites Hispanic Republicans, issued a statement in defense of the network. The statement emphasized the importance of civil discourse and allowing Trump the space to explain his platform. It argued that the interview presented a balanced platform for open dialogue around important issues, and expressed support of Univision’s decision to pursue understanding from the perspective of the Hispanic community.
Hispanic conservatives are also stressing the need for a direct engagement with Donald Trump on issues that are important to the Hispanic-American community. They point out that the interview presented a balanced platform for open dialogue around important issues, which could benefit the community going forward.