- The Washington Times - Monday, November 26, 2018

Latino comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez said he’s been the target of death threats ever since he voiced support for President Trump earlier this month.

“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, I’m not in the closet anymore,” Mr. Rodriguez, who produced and appeared in “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy,” told TMZ about his recent support for the president, Newsbusters reported Monday.

“I’ve received some cowards threatening my life, laughable, but it’s sad that people think like that when you disagree with their politics,” he said.

Mr. Rodriguez, who also chairs the California Latino Water Coalition, said he’s faced a lot of backlash since he praised Mr. Trump for his support for major water projects in California in a Nov. 5 interview with the same outlet.

“Even as I did that interview I knew it’d have repercussions … but I stand by what I say,” Mr. Rodriguez said Thursday.

“I’ve been working for the water rights for California for eight years,” he said. “We asked Mr. Obama for eight years to come and see about our problem — he didn’t. Donald Trump opened up the water pipes six months ago.

“Do I agree with everything? No, but I am grateful for that,” he added.

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