- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Univision’s Jorge Ramos says a “demographic revolution” has already been fought and won, whether Americans realize it or not.

The author of “Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era” sat down Monday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper when the subject turned to the White House.

Mr. Ramos began the interview by calling President Trump one of the most “anti-immigrant” commander in chiefs in 70 years before discussing demographics.

“There’s nothing really they can do against this incredible demographic revolution,” Mr. Ramos said. “And in 2044, everyone is going to be a minority. And then I think President Trump represents those who are trying to revert that trend, and he doesn’t say it. But he would like — it seems to me, that’s his vision, just to have America look like him. Again, that’s going to be impossible.”

Mr. Cooper shared similar sentiments during the segment and said that he considers it an “exciting transformation” that “whites will not be the majority.”

“Clearly there’s, you know, among white supremacists, white nationalists, that is viewed as a horrific event,” the “Anderson Cooper 360” host said.

Mr. Ramos then referenced a study by the National Academy of Sciences to frame increased border security as bad economics.

“All immigrants, both legal and undocumented, contribute more than $2 billion a year to the economy of this country. That’s what we call ‘the immigrant surplus.’ The Trump administration is not telling you that.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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