Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Singing star Julio Iglesias dumps Donald Trump, says he's a 'clown'

Donald Trump's anti-immigrant remarks keep coming back to bite him in the rump. Now it's Spanish singing star Julio Iglesias that is upset with him.


Iglesias told La Vanguardia in an interview Wednesday that he will no longer perform in casinos belonging to the US presidential wannabe, Donald Trump, due to his anti-immigrant comments.

"I have sung many times in his casinos, but I won't do it again. He seems to be an asshole." 

He continued by saying that Trump thinks he can fix the world by forgetting what immigrants have done for his country. "He is a clown! And my apologies to clowns," he added.

The comments Iglesias refers to were made by Trump in a speech on June 16th where he said that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the United States, and some are rapists.  Trump also called for the mass deportation of illegal immigrants and talked of building a wall between the US and Mexico.

Several organizations have also severed their ties with the presidential hopeful over the comments and Spanish-American celebrity chef  Jose Andres also cancelled plans to open a flagship restaurant in a new Trump hotel, currently under construction.

Trump's recent remarks have also alienated Latino voters, with 82 percent of Hispanics looking unfavorably on the presidential candidate and only 15 percent in favor of him.

Meanwhile Julio Iglesias, 72, is world famous for his romantic ballads and has sold 300 million albums during his career. His latest album "Mexico" pays tribute to that country's great songwriters and features 12 songs, all with a Mexican flavor.

Enjoy a track from the album below.

Photos: Julio Iglesias CC.0 All4julio / Donald Trump CC BY-SA 3.0 Gage Skidmore