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Watch This 11-Year-Old Latino Muslim Stand Up To Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric

"Donald Trump hates me."

If Donald Trump becomes president, 11-year-old video blogger Andrew says he is going to be "a very sad resident."

In a Facebook video surfaced by Fusion this week, the Texas fifth grader says he feels the presumptive Republican nominee hates him. “Do you want to know why?” asked Andrew, who was only 10 years when the video was uploaded to Facebook. “He has two strikes against me. I didn’t do anything, and I’m only 10 years old. I’m Mexican and I’m Muslim.” 

To better explain how Trump's Islamophobic and racist rhetoric have made him feel, Andrew launches into a little song that he wrote on the topic. 

“Donald Trump. Donald Trump. That guy should really live in a dump. That fool, he’s not cool,” he sings, in part, to the tune of the “Spider-Man” theme song. “He’s bad, and that makes me mad. I get sad when I see his face, ‘cause he’s always judging other people by their race.”

According to Fusion, Andrew’s mother, Nahela Morales, helped her son start his Facebook page in an effort to help him stay in touch with his friends in Mexico, but it has since become a bilingual platform from which Andrew encourages racial and religious tolerance and discusses political issues.

In a video uploaded in November, Andrew addresses one of the bigoted tenets on which Trump has built his platform: Islamophobia. "I am Andrew. I am 10 years old," he says. "I am Mexican. I am Muslim. I am not a terrorist. Not in my name." 

Andrew joins countless other young people in their distaste for the presumptive Republican nominee. Earlier this year, The Huffington Post launched our Teens Against Trump essay contest, during which we asked teens to share how the prospect of having Trump as President of the U.S. made them feel. Before we knew it, our inbox was flooded with entries, one of which came from the winner of the contest, Zia T., a 19-year-old English major at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

"As I’m watching the presidential campaign unfold, it completely baffles me how far Republican front-runner Donald Trump has gotten in the race for the White House," she wrote. "With everything he has said about people with disabilities, immigrants, and many others, he should have been out of the running a long time ago. But here we are, heading into the primaries and his campaign is thriving. I know for a fact I don’t want myself, or anyone else, to live in Trump’s version of America."

Neither do we. 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant 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.

H/T Fusion

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