George Takei talked about his time in an American internment camp to warn about Trump.

George Takei talked about his time in an American internment camp to warn about Trump.
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George Takei published a Facebook video on Wednesday warning voters that he considers Trump's campaign rhetoric about immigrants dangerous, based on his personal experience in U.S. internment camps for the Japanese during World War II. ​Takei was a child when his family was ordered from their home in Los Angeles. His family was sent to a camp by the U.S. government with over 100,000 Japanese residents—​nearly two thirds of which were American citizens.

He even stepped up his game by speaking Spanish in the video (with subtitles), encouraging Hispanic voters to register and vote:

Turn up the volume! Many don't know that I speak and understand Spanish. In fact, I grew up with many Mexican American neighbors in LA. This message, regarding my own personal experience with racial demonization, is addressed in Spanish to my Latino fans and their families and friends. I hope I did the language justice.

Some thoughts, en español!

Turn up the volume! Many don't know that I speak and understand Spanish. In fact, I grew up with many Mexican American neighbors in LA. This message, regarding my own personal experience with racial demonization, is addressed in Spanish to my Latino fans and their families and friends. I hope I did the language justice.

Posted by George Takei on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Everyone can now add Spanish-speaker to badass trivia facts they know about George Takei.

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