Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez endorse Biden
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, with the singer saying she doesn’t want her kids to learn that it’s “OK to be racist” from President Trump’s administration.
“For me, it’s unifying the nation again, getting rid of this hate,” Lopez said in a chat with the former vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, tweeted Friday by the Democratic presidential nominee.
“Thinking about my kids walking around in a world where you know it’s OK to be racist or prejudiced because our administration says it’s OK,” the actress and “Ain’t Your Mama” singer added. “That, to me, is really sad because it’s not the country I believe I grew up in.”
Thank you for stepping up and speaking out. As Jennifer said: The Latino community has the power to determine the outcome of this election.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 16, 2020
Former New York Yankees baseball player Rodriguez, who’s engaged to Lopez, shared a message in Spanish that he said was aimed at Latino voters in Florida: “Jennifer and I are very happy to go to the ballot and vote this year. It is very important because our community needs help more than ever.”
“The Latino community is going to determine what is going to happen in this election,” Lopez, 51, said into the camera. “You have the power!”
It’s not the first time Lopez has spoken out against the president. Without referencing him by name, Lopez appeared to take a swipe at Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy following her Super Bowl halftime show performance in February.
The performance with Shakira — the first Super Bowl halftime to be headlined by two Latinas — showed children sitting inside lit enclosures. In an Instagram post after the show, Lopez wrote that while “other people can try to build walls,” unity makes the U.S. “truly great.”