Millennial Latina ‘Trump Girl’ pushes his message on South Texas border

by WorldTribune Staff, July 4, 2016

It can be tough being a Latina “Trump girl” in an area that went for Barack Obama by 70 percent in 2012.

Pretty much every time Miriam Cepeda puts up a sign for the GOP candidate, anti-Trump thugs tear it down. But the 24-year-old knows what life is like in a Texas border community and believes Donald Trump “is the only one who will fix the problems at the border.”

Miriam Cepeda. /Univision
Miriam Cepeda. /Univision

“I’ve been exposed to the border my entire life,” Cepeda said. “I firsthand have seen … friends that are getting involved with illegal activity associated with drugs or human trafficking. It’s an issue that people need to realize is reality.”

Cepeda, a graduate student in history at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, is determined to spread Trump’s campaign message to anyone who will listen.

“I get shot down maybe four (out of) five times,” she said about when she campaigns for Trump. “But at the same time, it just takes one positive feedback to keep you going.”

Trump is “right about everything he says — if we don’t have a strong border, we don’t have a nation,” Cepeda said.

Cepeda said she’s aware of the polls showing Hispanics largely backing Hillary Clinton, but adds she doesn’t think it’s a fair characterization of Trump.

“Just look at his daughter, Ivanka Trump,” she said. “Look at an inspiration she is to any woman, any woman that’s seeking a career, and wants to be a mother. She’s the perfect example of the ideal, classy, professional woman. That just shows as a reflection of her father.”

Millennial women who back Trump have been trending in a big way lately, with the hashtags TrumpGirlsBreakTheInernet and BabesForTrump going mega viral.

Trump supporter Alicia Starko told FOX411 the movement is a step in the right direction for women who want to speak their political minds.

“I’m really happy to see how much it has influenced young educated women like myself to speak out about their beliefs now and aren’t afraid of the backlash they may receive,” she said. “We need more women standing up for Trump and I will never hesitate to support him as our best candidate.”