Washington – American actress and activist Eva Longoria defended the contributions of the Hispanic community to society today and said she is "more American" than the president of the country, Donald Trump.
"When someone tells me 'go to your country', I say 'oh, I am really in my country'. In fact, I am more American than our president," Longoria said in the framework of the Latin Senate Summit, organized by the Democratic bench.
Longoria, born in Corpus Christi (Texas) and a specialist in Chicano studies, explained that her family has lived in the same place in the state of Texas since 1603, in an area that has been under the domain of six flags since that year. : Spain, Mexico, France, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States.RELATED
Thus, she is a "ninth generation" American, since Texas became part of the US territory in 1845.
On the contrary, the first member of the Trump family who arrived in the country was the president's grandfather, Frederick Trump, at the end of the 19th century from Germany.
"When I think that even today there is a negative connotation for having a Mexican heritage, I don't want that for my son," Longoria defended against Trump's attacks on the Hispanic community.
The producer and director is also one of the founders of the Latino Victory organization, a progressive political action group that aims to increase the presence of Hispanics in public office.
"I am in Hollywood doing my thing and, sometimes, I think the people of the media think that their work has nothing to do with politics and is absolutely related. I feel like an internal activist," said the actress about His political activism.
"We don't want our community to only survive, but to succeed."
The popular actress, who became known worldwide for her role in "Desperate Housewives" (2004), made these statements in a US Senate hall flanked by Senators Amy Klobuchar, also a candidate for the Presidency, and Catherine Cortez- Masto, the first Latina to reach the federal upper house.