During a town hall on Wednesday evening in Arkansas, a 7-year-old made his voice heard after he questioned Trump’s way of perceiving Mexican people. “Trump makes Mexicans not important to people who are in Arkansas who like Mexicans,” he said, “like me my grandma and all my people.”
The 7-year-old Toby Smith was met with cheers and applause from the crowd for being brave enough to question the president.
Toby’s main concern was the border wall. He told Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), that Trump plans to defund PBS in order to build the wall.
“He’s deleting all the parks and PBS Kids just to make a wall,” he said. “And he shouldn’t do that. He shouldn’t do all that stuff just for a wall.”
Toby seems to know his facts. One of the Trump administration’s plans to cut federal spending includes privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which is what funds television networks that includes NPR and PBS.
Cotton responded to the kid by saying we need the wall to protect our citizens, according to the Washington Post.
“We want Mexico to be a healthy, strong partner,” Cotton said. “But we also have to protect our own citizens, and that’s where the wall comes in.”
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