Myriam Witcher was nearly hysterical with adoration for Donald Trump when she joined him on stage at a rally last week and shouted, “I’m Hispanic and I vote for Mr. Trump. We love Mr. Trump!” Naturally, Fox News booked her pronto.
“I swear to you… I never met her before, I swear,” Trump said to the crowd. But that doesn’t mean his campaign didn’t set it up. Witcher was curiously unable to explain how she was able to get on stage, other than that she had dreamt about Trump before the rally and that she is a believer in the law of attraction.
Fox host Neil Cavuto was clearly skeptical. “Was that prearranged, was that a set up, did you guys plan this?” he asked.
WITCHER: No, I think Mr. Trump and myself, I think we have the same personality. I have a lot of situations, a lot of problems with Latino and Hispanic people. …I love Mr. Trump. …Everything he’s doing is beautiful and perfect and I want our country be in good hands.
Cavuto tried again. “I could certainly see how enthusiastic you were,” he said drily. “…Did anyone arrange this ahead of time?
WITCHER: No, let me tell you, you know, how things work in my life. I’m (a) very positive person and I believe in law (of) attraction. I visualize him so many times, you know, I do not know how but I visualized myself one day having opportunity to shake my hand with him and say thank you for everything he’s done for our country.
…Three nights ago, I have a dream with Mr. Trump and I was shaking my hand with him and I wake up and I told my husband, I said, “Oh my God, I don’t know if it’s only in my dreams but …at least I want to see him, maybe from far away, but at least I want to hear his real voice in person, see him, how he look(s) like and everything."
…Mr. Trump is our great mentor in so many Latino and Hispanic countries. He is a well-known person.
Which explains nothing about how she made it on to the stage with Trump.
Meanwhile, according to Witcher, she’s already canvassing her neighborhood for Trump votes:
WITCHER: My neighborhood is with Mr. Trump 100%. I knock on the door like a Jehovah’s Witness telling people why he’s good.
…Oh, God, I can’t wait. I can’t wait! This is going to be our next president. Yes, he’s my president already.
She held up her autographed copy of People magazine with Trump on the cover.
“You keep this up, you’ll be in the cabinet,” Cavuto quipped.
As the segment closed, Witcher said, “Thank you Mr. Trump,” as she held up the magazine again.
For what? Booking her?
In another interview, this time with Brooke Baldwin on CNN, Witcher suggested that the campaign had sought her out, then walked it back. From Addicting Info:
Baldwin then asked Witcher, “So did someone from the Trump campaign, Myriam, did they see what you posted on Facebook? Did someone from the campaign reach out to you?”
“I guess from the campaign, I guess,” Witcher replied. “I touch my feelings. I go by my heart and I very simply like Mr. Trump. I just say what I feel.”
"I’m just trying to ask did his campaign talk to you ahead of time?” Baldwin asked again.
“Nobody,” Witcher answered. “It’s not something—I just only talk to God and my computer and my heart. That’s it… Mr. Trump is 100 percent right,” she said. “He’s our perfect man.”
If you’re wondering how on earth Witcher became such a big fan, The Daily Beast provides some clues. It turns out she’s a birther who thinks Ricky Martin (who has condemned Trump as a racist) is part of some kind of “Mafia team.”
No matter what she says, Witcher is quite an outlier of a supporter. As Baldwin noted, in September, only 3% of Hispanics had a “very positive” view of Trump (down from 7% in July), whereas 67% have a “very negative” view of him (up from 61% in July).
I doubt Witcher is going to do much to turn that around, no matter how often she goes on Fox.
Watch it below, from the October 9 Your World and from the October 9 CNN Newsroom.
As for her last name, well, “Witcher” is obviously her husband’s name and no real Latin name uses “w” (the letter is only found in loan words or non-Latin names) which further negates her “Latina” cred.
Of course, nutjobs run the gamut of the ethnic spectrum. Her description of herself knocking on doors “like a Jehovah’s Witness” only adds to the nutjob description. She’s probably as welcome at those doors as a Jehovah’s Witness.
I wonder if she was one of the foreigner’s that his companies find visa’s for so they can bring them over to this country and work for Trump for extremely low wages???