Donald Trump is the first president since 1989 to not have a Latino member in his Cabinet.

Granted, he may have had a hard time recruiting a Latino or Latina. Around 80 percent of Latinos voted against Trump.

But among the 20 percent I find it hard to believe he couldn’t find one Latino or Latina.

I mean qualifications don’t exactly matter if we look at a few of the less than qualified people Trump has nominated — Rick Perry for Energy Secretary, Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary and Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

What this signals is that Trump doesn’t care about Latino voters. But he should. …


Teresa Puente

Journalism Lecturer Cal State Long Beach; Chicanisima blog; Founder Tweet on immigration, politics & Latino culture.

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