Posted on March 22, 2016

Trump Thanks Latina Supporter; Now Mounting Backlash Threatens Her Business

Megan Thompson, KGUN9 (Tucson), March 21, 2016

It has been two days since she took center stage, next to the GOP front runner Donald Trump in Tucson.

Ever since she showed her support for the billionaire, she has been harassed at her business.

Before thousands of eyes were on her Saturday afternoon, Trump spotted not her, but her sign which read “Latinos support D. Trump.”

While KGUN9 was inside Sammy’s Mexican Grill, the phone rang several dozen times, many calling Betty Rivas and her family racists, vulgar names and threatening their business.

Betty Rivas and her husband Jorge–own the restaurant in Catalina, and she posted a photo of her and Trump on stage on her own Facebook page. But, she says some of her friends must not have agreed, sharing the post and putting her family business at the center of this controversy.


The Pima County Sheriff’s Department visited the restaurant and now has an open investigation.