Marc Anthony Blasts Trump at Las Vegas Concert, Calls for Unity Among Latinos
"I’ve got a good one," Anthony said, introducing one of his bilingual hits. "It’s simple, bilingual, so for those who don’t speak Spanish, you can sing it in English. Even that son of a b—ch Donald Trump will get it."
Salsa icon Marc Anthony has once again used his powerful voice to denounce Donald Trump and his brand of xenophobia. This time, he did so onstage during his concert with Carlos Vives as part of their joint UNIDO2 tour in Las Vegas Sept. 15.
Before launching into one of his bilingual hits, Anthony previewed it for the crowd of approximately 12,000 at the Mandalay Bay Arena. "I’ve got a good one. It’s simple, bilingual, so for those who don’t speak Spanish, you can sing it in English. Even that son of a b—ch Donald Trump will get it," Anthony said in this video obtained from Telemundo.
He went on to talk about the importance of unity among Hispanics in the U.S., which is fitting, given the theme of the tour itself (UNIDO2 is a play on the Spanish word unidos, or united). "We’re Latinos, no matter where you come from," he said. "In my country they call me Puerto Rican. In your country they call you Mexican, Guatemalan. But here, in the United States, we are f—king Latinos. We are one! I’m sorry, I normally don’t talk about this stuff but I’m just sick and tired."
But Anthony didn’t focus on politics for long. He also pointed out that his birthday is Sept. 16, the same day Mexico celebrates its independence. The crowd erupted in cheers and serenaded him with "Happy Birthday." Thanking them profusely, he said, "This is priceless."
This article originally appeared on billboard.com.