Mexico's 'King of Ranchera' records ballad backing Clinton

Posted September 21
Updated 6:57 p.m. yesterday

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2009, file photo, singer Vicente Fernandez performs at a free concert during Valentine's Day in Mexico City's Zocalo. Fernandez has recorded a "corrido," or ballad, backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a video posted on his official Facebook page Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, the singer known as the "King of Ranchera" music calls on people to work "hand-in-hand until Hillary Clinton has victory assured."(AP Photo/Claudio Cruz, File)

— Legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez is lending his voice to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and potentially drum up Latino voters.

In a video released Wednesday and paid for by the Washington-based Latino Victory Project, the man known as the "King of Ranchera" music sings about working "hand-in-hand" for a Clinton victory.

The group said Fernandez volunteered to appear in the video, which was posted on YouTube and on the singer's Facebook page .

Fernandez croons that under a Clinton presidency "we will always have a bridge." He is shown leaning on a ranch fence amid clips of galloping horses, smiling children and a campaigning Clinton.

Fernandez also sings that "my people were hurt that someone would offend us." It's an apparent reference to Republican candidate Donald Trump, whose disparaging comments about migrants have angered many Mexicans.

The singer alluded to Trump at an April concert, saying he would "spit in his face" if they ever met.


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