Eva Longoria to Donald Trump: "My Family Never Crossed a Border, the Border Crossed Us"
"When Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he's insulting American families," said the actress while introducing Cory Booker at the Democratic Convention on Monday.
When Eva Longoria took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, she had a message for Donald Trump.
"My family never crossed a border, the border crossed us," the ninth-generation American said of growing up in South Texas. "When Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he's insulting American families. My father is not a criminal or a rapist."
The TV star, who was on hand to introduce New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker to the stage, said that for her, this election is personal.
"When Trump cruelly mocked a disabled reporter, he was also mocking my special needs sister Lisa and many like her," she said. "When he said that a wife who works is a 'very dangerous thing,' he not only insulted me, he insulted my mother, who worked as a special education teacher for 30 years [and] raised four children while being a wife."
She then told the crowd in Philadelphia: "I believe in the candidate who believes in all of us, and that candidate is Hillary Clinton."
Saying that Clinton is "the most qualified presidential candidate ever," Longoria asked the DNC to take a look at their convention.
"A Latina from South Texas is introducing the first black senator of New Jersey on the week we'll nominate our first female candidate for President of the United States," she said. "So guess what, Donald? It turns out America is pretty great already."