For some reason David Ortiz spoke to USA Today Sports about Donald Trump's immigration policy. And Big Papi isn't a fan.
Ortiz, 40, pointed out that he’s not particularly knowledgeable about politics and typically doesn’t comment publicly on the subject, but he said remarks by Trump, who has vowed to build a wall to seal off the country’s Southern border and have Mexico pay for it and who said Mexico is sending rapists and criminals to the USA, “didn’t sit well with me.”
“When you speak like that about us, it’s a slap in the face,” Ortiz said of Latinos in general. “I walk around sometimes, and I see Mexican people trying to earn a living in an honest way. And to hear somebody make those kinds of comments, it hits you. I think as Latin people we deserve better. Things have gotten much better in that regard. … As Latin people we deserve respect, no matter where you’re from. And especially our Mexican brothers, who come here willing to do all the dirty work.
“Latin people here in the United States are the spark plug of the country’s economy. Whoever opposes that is going to lose. And not just Latin people but immigrants. I’m talking about people who come from Africa, from Asia, other places. All those people come here with one goal, to realize the American dream, and you have to include them in our group.”
Uh oh....is Big Papi about to get booed by the home crowd? Thone comments aren't likely to sit well with Boston and their rich history.