Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas undoubtedly did not expect to get heckled and booed when she began speaking in Spanish at the California State – Fullerton graduation ceremony. After all, it is California where protectionism for illegals is commonplace. It is also the state where American boys, one who had a parent from Mexico, were told they could not wear patriotic t-shirts to school on Cinco de Mayo because it might anger the kids who are of Mexican descent.
She also must have thought the students graduating had been indoctrinated enough, again, it is California, that they would cheer as she spoke against accusations that the media helped create Donald Trump with their constant coverage of his campaign. The reality is, Salinas was wrong on both counts.
As Salinas spoke at the graduation, someone asked if she would say a few words in Spanish. Now granted, unfortunately, English is not the official language of the United States, a huge error in political correctness and an attempt to eliminate any sense of American identity by leftists through the years, but she was speaking in America. Though, she probably thought it was California so her speaking in Spanish would be celebrated.
She was wrong.
When Salinas began to speak in Spanish, she was met with the sound of “No!” When she attempted to take a selfie with the crowd, someone again yelled “No!” Students also reportedly found her Twitter profile and sent what Salinas described as “angry tweets” to her to speak in English.
In her commencement speech, she also said a few words about Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee who recently held a campaign event in California ahead of the June 7 California primary.
Salinas offered an unsolicited defense of the media as she said, “They blame us so much for so many things that now they’re even blaming us, the media, for creating Donald Trump.” The crowd didn’t like that with some seeing it as a dig or attack on Trump. These words drew heckling and shouting.
One graduate, Monse Rodriguez, who was in the audience defended Salinas saying, “She didn’t say you should or should not vote for Donald Trump. She was saying to do your job as a journalist.”
Salinas’ network, Univision, was at the center of a firestorm early on in the Trump campaign when illegal immigration activist Jorge Ramos, who poses as a journalist on the network, was thrown out of a Trump rally. Ramos tried to use the incident to accuse Trump of racism and of throwing him out because he is Hispanic.
The truth, however, is that Ramos was not doing his job as a journalist. He was not asking a question. He was grandstanding and standing tall on his soapbox to challenge Trump and take over his event.
Perhaps the students who heckled and booed Salinas during that segment of her commencement address knew enough to understand the irony of a Univision anchor lecturing journalists to “do their job” given the history of Jorge Ramos. In addition, Univision has deep ties to Hillary Clinton as detailed by POLITICO.
The relationship between the Clintons and Univision is deep — from owner Haim Saban’s unabashed support for Hillary Clinton’s election effort to a partnership between Univision and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, to the network’s newscasts that have bashed Republicans and, most recently, praised Hillary’s new position on immigration — putting her squarely in line with the network’s stance on the issue.
This fact was not disclosed by Salinas as she whined about people blaming the media for creating Trump with their non-stop, over $2 billion in free media for the Trump campaign.
WATCH Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas get booed at Cal State Fullerton’s graduation.