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Eric Trump Poses With Woman Wearing 'Latina Against Trump' Shirt

"It stands as a testament to the lack of diversity surrounding that campaign.”
Sisters Annie Cardelle, 23, and Ceci Cardelle, 17, pose for a photo with Donald Trump's son Eric and his wife, Lara.
Sisters Annie Cardelle, 23, and Ceci Cardelle, 17, pose for a photo with Donald Trump's son Eric and his wife, Lara.

Here’s one message that got lost in translation.

At rally for Donald Trump Friday, the nominee’s son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara, posed for a photo with a young woman wearing a shirt that said “Latina contra Trump.”

The shirt’s message translates as “Latina against Trump.”

“Congrats, y’all played yourselves,” the shirt’s wearer, 23-year-old Annie Cardelle, posted on Twitter alongside photos from the pro-Trump event in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Annie, who attended the event with her 17-year-old sister, Ceci Cardelle, said she was “shocked” that they were able to pull off the baldfaced stunt.

“Neither of us thought that we’d get a photo with him,” Annie told The Huffington Post on Sunday. “I actually wore a sweater over it because I thought that [otherwise] we wouldn’t get in.”

“We thought it was going to be very hard. We thought we’d be told to leave or go back,” Ceci added.

Instead, to their amazement, they said three event staffers looked them over before allowing them to pose next to the power couple.

“That definitely shocked me,” Annie said. 

The only person who appeared to notice her shirt, Annie said, was a reporter with the local Salisbury Post who asked her about it.

“We didn’t see anyone there that was Latin American or that we thought could speak Spanish,” Ceci said. “While we were surprised that no one really noticed, I really think that it stands as a testament to the lack of diversity surrounding that campaign.”

The Hillary Clinton supporter shows off her handmade T-shirt while attending a Trump rally in North Carolina on Friday.
The Hillary Clinton supporter shows off her handmade T-shirt while attending a Trump rally in North Carolina on Friday.

Both sisters now support Clinton after originally backing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), they said.

“I think about all the undocumented people who can’t vote and I think that the Hillary Clinton campaign has done a much better job on how she deals with them, talking about a path towards citizenship,” Annie said.

“We hear what you say every day,” she added, “and words matter.”

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Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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