The audience at California State University, Fullerton, booed the commencement speaker after she spoke about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE and gave part of her speech in Spanish. 

“It’s really sad,” Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas told The Washington Post about speaking to the College of Communications. “And it’s a testament to what has happened in our country. Our country is really divided.” 


According to Denise De La Cruz, a graduating senior, the speech “was well-received until it became a little too Latino-centric for some and blatantly anti-Trump.” 

Cruz said some audience members started shouting “What about us?” when Salinas began speaking in Spanish. 

When Salinas offered advice about rebutting political figures such as Trump, the crowd yelled, “Get off the stage!” and “Trash!,” according to De La Cruz. 

“What I have seen on Twitter is really going out of control,” Salinas said Tuesday. “A lot of insults. That really does come from the presidential race. When you have people insulting you and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, you have to wonder. … It’s really sad that people can turn such a special moment into a racial war.”