- The Washington Times - Friday, September 11, 2015

Grammy-winning music producer Emilio Estefan has enlisted his wife, Gloria Estefan, among other famous performers, like Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean, to release a song titled, “We’re All Mexican,” to combat Donald Trump’s anti-illegal immigration rhetoric.

“There’s a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong,” Mr. Estefan, who is Cuban-American, told Billboard. “We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we’re doing.”

Mr. Estefan, 62, said Mr. Trump’s presidential-bid speech inspired him to round up dozens of Latin celebrities to record “We’re All Mexican,” which he describes as a “celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments,” Billboard reported.

The track, set to be released later in September, will also include reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar, radio personality Enrique Santos and famed Spanish-American chef José Andrés, Billboard said.

Speaking in Spanish on his Facebook page Thursday, Mr. Estefan said the song is a way to “show the world the pride we have, not just for the Hispanic community, but all Mexicans for all they have done for this country,” according to an AP translation.

Mr. Estefan, who said he’s known Mr. Trump “for many, many years,” explained that the song “is not so much an answer to the real-estate developer turned Republican candidate as it is an answer to the sentiment that we’ve progressed [as Hispanics] and we need to let people know that.” And with this song, he adds, “I want to send a message that represents unity.”

“Trump doesn’t represent anything to me,” he told Billboard. “Everyone has their opinion, and he can have whatever opinion he wants, as long as he doesn’t humiliate my people.”

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