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Pitbull delivered a very powerful message to President Trump at last night’s Latin American Music Awards.
While accepting the first-ever Latin AMA Dick Clark Achievement Award, which was presented to him by a Enrique Iglesias, Mr.Worldwide first expressed his support for the victims of recent natural disasters. “The folks that are helpless right now,” he said. “I want to motivate them to stay strong and rebuild even stronger.”
He then launched into a thinly veiled critique of the the Trump Administrations controversial immigration policies. Starting his speech in Spanish, he switched to English because, he said, “I want this to go all around the world.”
“Don’t ever forget that immigrants built the United States of America,” he said, “And with that said, we got to stay strong and we got to fight so that the United States of America stays the United States of America. Not the divided states of America.”
Toward the end of his speech, he offered some pointed advice to the Trump Administration: “They should be building more schools instead of worrying about building a wall,” he said referring to Trump’s proposed U.S-Mexico border wall.
Watch his moving speech below:
The rapper of Cuban descent capped his speech by dedicating his award to all the “fallen soldiers.”
“This goes out to [those] that are out there fighting for us,” he said, “so we can enjoy this thing we call freedom.”
Pitbull also gave an explosive musical performance debuting his new song “Por Favor” with Fifth Harmony.