Salma Hayek worries people take Trump’s words as fact
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Actress Salma Hayek said on Wednesday she is concerned GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE is resonating with voters.

Hayek added that that she hopes Americans stop treating Trump’s immigration rhetoric as gospel.


“I’m worried that people are actually just taking what he says as the fact,” she told host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSenate Republicans can acquit Trump — but they cannot defend his conduct Scalise doesn't directly say whether it's OK for Trump to ask Ukraine to investigate political opponents White House officials work to tamp down controversies after a tumultuous week MORE on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“He is the frontrunner right now, that should tell you something,” Hayek added of Trump’s appeal.

The “Frida” star then argued that politicians use illegal immigrants as a means of wooing potential voters.

“Immigrants are an important force of work in the United States — anybody who is informed knows this,” Hayek said.

“It’s more of a hype that Republicans and Democrats have been using these people and this problem as a political tool for votes,” she said.

“It is very clear from American economists that this is an important force for America,” Hayek added of illegal immigrants.

Hayek’s remarks on Wednesday follow her earlier criticism of Trump this week.

“Everybody’s entitled to have an uninformed opinion,” she said of Trump on Monday, according to The Independent.

“Everybody’s entitled to be dumb,” Hayek said. “I’m not insulted because I cannot be insulted by stupidity.

“We have something to learn from this,” the actress added.

“That is that educated people or people with great human values have to wake up, because they are under the illusion that most of this country is like them and sometimes they don’t even go vote.”

The New York Daily News reported on Tuesday that Hayek visited Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Brooklyn that afternoon.

Trump, meanwhile, has weathered international outrage after harshly criticizing illegal immigrants from Mexico during an event announcing his presidential bid last month.

“They’re sending people who have a lot of problems,” Trump said of Mexico during his announcement speech on June 16.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” he said from Trump Tower in New York City. “And some, I assume, are good people.”