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Donald Trump-José Andrés trial: Spanish leader José Andrés is no longer alone in his fight against Trump | Spain


An image promoting online fundraising for Spanish chef José Andrés.

When the famous Spanish chef José Andrés withdrew from an agreement open a restaurant in that of Donald Trump new hotel in Washington DC in reaction to the Republican presidential candidate’s insulting remarks against Mexicans, the applause was loud and clear.

But when Trump announced this month that he had filed a $ 10 million complaint against the chief for breach of contract, few rushed to the side of Andrés.

One exception was Jorge Guajardo, a former Mexican diplomat who took action after hearing about the lawsuit in DC federal court against Andrés, owner of the Jaleo restaurant chain in the United States.

It is not only a question of bringing financial aid to José Andrés but also of sending a message to Trump “The Mexican ex-diplomat Jorge Guajardo

Guajardo started a internet fundraising to help pay for Andrés’ legal fees. As of Tuesday, he had raised nearly $ 7,000 of his goal of $ 100,000.

“José Andrés took a courageous decision in abandoning such an important project,” said the former diplomat. “As a Mexican, I really appreciate what he did because we were the main ones attacked by Trump.”

In July, Andrés announced that he was canceling plans to set up one of his restaurants at the Trump International Hotel, which is slated to open next year at the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington DC.

The Spanish leader said he couldn’t do business with anyone who would make “derogatory remarks” against the Latino-Hispanic community.

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In June, when announcing his intention to run for president, Trump said illegal migration had become a national security issue and accused Mexico of being part of the problem for sending “rapists” and “drug traffickers”.

“They send people who have a lot of problems and they bring their problems,” he said.

On Sunday, Trump, who is now the frontrunner in major polls to win the Republican presidential nomination, presented a uncompromising policy document on illegal immigration in which he pledged to send home all of the estimated 11 million undocumented workers in the United States if elected and to force the Mexican government to pay for a border security wall. “I’ll see it happen,” he said.

Guajardo did not consult Andrés about the fundraising, which, he explains, is a personal initiative.

“What I want to show is that the community has come together against Trump’s attacks. It’s not just about providing financial aid to José Andrés, but also sending a message to Trump that he cannot intimidate people who are against him.

Meanwhile, two Democratic members of the US Congress, Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Tony Cárdenas of California, sent letters to the US National Parks Service to prevent Trump from putting his name on the historic post office building, located near of the White House.

The US Post Office is located on federal land administered by the Parks Service, which reports to the Department of the Interior.

Gallego wrote in a tweet that “Trump’s name is tied to hate rhetoric against women and immigrants and has no place on federal property in our capital.”


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