The text “Why Latino Children Are Scared of Donald Trump” is written by Héctor Tobar. The writer Héctor Tobar is an opinion writer and a Los Angeles author and journalist, he is also a contributing writer for The New York Times opinion pages, and he is a professor at the University of California.
Héctor Tobar´s work consists of examining the evolving and independence between The United States and Latin America.
Héctor Tobar is a son of Guatemalan immigrants, and Tobar got his education entirely in California public schools.
The text “Why Latino Children Are Scared of Donald Trump” was published August 18th, 2015 in The New York Times, it was published during the presidential electoral campaign.
Tobar uses allusions in his text to promote his message, he indirectly compares Donald Trump with Hitler.
“Like certain politicians in the Weimar Republic, he´s found a largely defenseless group to pick on - who also happen to be reviled by a bankable minority of the electorate.”
In this text piece Tobar mentions Weimar Republic which makes us think of Hitler. When we hear the name Hitler, we associate it with dictatorship, the meaning of the word gets transferred to Donald Trump, which makes us think of Donald Trump as a dictator.
Therefore, the author uses Weimar Republic to give assumptions to the readers, to make us see resemblances between Donald Trump and Hitler.
Tobar uses irony in the text, by making fun of Donald Trump throughout the whole text. He does this by taking on the children’s perspectives, for example “Now we can add a new boogeyman to the repertoire of scary Latino bedtime stories.
His name is The Donald.” He makes fun of Donald Trump, by referring him as the new boogeyman. We can also see it here “Trump piñatas are selling like hot tamales over the border in Tijuana.”
He ridicules him by writing it as a good thing, that the piñatas are selling so well, when the only purpose of the piñata is to beat it into pieces.