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Facing Trump anxiety, some Latinos turn to the supernatural...

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,152

Off Drudge - OMG LOL


Donald Trump has some Latinos so unnerved, they're turning to the supernatural for help


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They come to Madam Maria with their worst troubles: abusive husbands, cheating wives, alcoholic sons.

She sits shrouded in sage smoke in the backroom of her Santa Fe Springs botanica and delivers her advice between swigs of Limon Pepino Gatorade. 

In 30 years, Maria Murillo Beltran, the astrologer known as La Galla (the rooster) thought she’d heard it all.

But recently, people have begun to pop into her purple-and-gold lobby with a new problem they pronounce: El Tromp. As in El Donald J. Trump. 

The Republican presidential nominee has so unnerved some Latinos, they are turning to the supernatural world for help, consulting fortune tellers, witch doctors and shamans.

In a culture steeped in folklore and superstition, church or therapy won’t always do. 

Some have spent up to $30 to cleanse themselves of Trump’s energy, using herbs, oils, perhaps an egg. Others have paid to tap into the mogul’s spirit, hoping to stage a metaphysical intervention.

Unable to wait for November, they ask tarot cards, seashells, coffee dregs, cigar smoke: Is it possible that Trump will win?

The big-shot prognosticators on Spanish-language television have brushed away such anxieties. 

El señor Trump has “little future” politically, proclaimed  Walter Mercado, a popular Puerto Rican astrologer known for his bedazzled capes and puffy hair, not so different from the Republican candidate’s.

Antonio Vasquez, or El Brujo Mayor, Mexico’s self-proclaimed Grand Warlock, also said in his annual predictions that Trump would not make it to the White House. 

Even so, Madam Maria now says nearly 30% of her clients ask about Trump during their sessions.

“Everyone thought he was a joke, a bad telenovela,” Murillo Beltran said, as she turned up the air conditioning in her sacred area. “But now they know it’s real and they come to me with a lot of fear, a lot of paranoia.”

The curandera’s clients began to bring up Trump soon after the candidate thrust Mexico into the spotlight, saying the country sends the U.S. mostly rapists, drugs and crime.

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