Maná Frontman, Fher Olvera, Says Trump 'Hates Latinos, Wants White Supremacy'

Fher Olvera
Recording artist Fher Olvera of music group Mana attends the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for LARAS

Last summer, Maná’s Fher Olvera had already brought up issues concerning Donald Trump and his obvious racism. In fact, during one of the Mexican band’s concerts in Los Angeles, Olvera decided to bring the subject up to their fans and said, “We feel sorry for that Mister. He is incompetent. I haven’t heard a speech as violent as that and with so much hate since Hitler.”

Olvera reaffirmed his fears and belief in an interview with the Huffington Post over the phone from Guadalajara. “We see thousands and millions of people in trouble, millions of people who they want to deport for working, for doing the jobs in the United States that are harder and more complicated and tougher,” Olvera insisted adding it is not OK to do this to people “who are putting bread on the table.”

The vocalist also expressed his concerns about the GOP candidate’s lack of experience. “A guy who does reality shows can’t lead a country, much less the most powerful country in the world,” he said. But what worries Olvera the most is the “undertone of Trump’s message.”

“From my perspective, Trump is a racist person. If he’s started to speak well of Latinos it’s because he needs their vote. But I think that Latinos aren’t stupid. I think Latinos are reading between the lines and understanding that he doesn’t like Latinos and that he wants white supremacy.”

The band has been making numerous efforts and joining movements such as the Latino Power Tour and collaborating with Voto Latino.

Olvera says it is extremely important for Latinos understand that they “can move presidents now,” and as a community, we can make the difference. “The vote of a senator is the same. It has the same weight and the same value, so it’s important to go out and vote so the most human political party, the one with the best conditions and the one that is willing to push for fair immigration reform [will be elected],” he explained.

What do you think?
Natalie Roterman
Natalie Roterman

Natalie (from Mexico) joined Latin Times back in 2014 and she is all about pop culture and entertainment. She also has a genetic love for food and traveling. Follow her and get the scoop on the biggest upcoming films and TV shows, plus interviews with your favorite stars that you won’t want to miss. When she’s not writing for Latin Times, she’s either filming her next episode of “El Show de Natalie,” at a movie theater, binge-watching a new TV series, or planning her next meal.