These New Podesta Emails Won't Help Hillary With Latino Voters

Cortney O'Brien
Posted: Oct 13, 2016 11:15 AM
These New Podesta Emails Won't Help Hillary With Latino Voters

Hillary Clinton calls progressive Sanders supporters "basement dwellers" and Trump supporters "deplorables" and her husband defines Southerners as "standard rednecks." There are more where those insults came from, however. Thanks to WikiLeaks latest email dump, we now know that the Clinton campaign openly mocks people of faith. Catholic voters have called on the Democrat's Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to resign in the wake of those emails and have demanded Sen. Tim Kaine denounce the anti-Catholic sentiments.

Now, new messages found on John Podesta's email account reveal that her staff is equally disrespectful to Latinos.

The emails, published by WikiLeaks after a hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s private account, also show Clinton campaign officials and Democratic leaders disparaging supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders as “self-righteous” whiners, calling Hispanic party leaders such as Bill Richardson “needy Latinos,” labeling CNN anchor Jake Tapper “a d—k” and even lambasting longtime Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal.

Donald Trump has struggled with Latino voters ever since his infamous illegal immigration comments last summer. Yet, Clinton too is hard pressed for support among Latino millennials. Just 48 percent say they are voting for the Democrat next month, with the majority of those voters noting they will only do so to oppose Trump.

The Podesta emails won't improve those numbers.