President Trump Says "We Love Our Hispanics" at a New Mexico Rally

Cheryl Sanders
September 20, 2019

"I tell you what, there is nobody that loves his country more or Hispanic more than Steve Cortes", he said of that friendployee from his Hispanic Advisory Council. We got a lot of Hispanics.

Speaking about Cortes on Monday night, Trump said: "He happens to be Hispanic, but I've never quite figured it out because he looks more like a WASP than I do". From the stage, he asked Cortes: "Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?"

President Trump's day-long visit to California was marked with violence as multiple fights broke out in Beverly Hills as the president visited the West Coast to boost coffers for his 2020 re-election campaign.

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Another Trump supporter, Gregg Donovan, said he purchased a $1,000 ticket for the president's fundraiser but could not attend because the event was overbooked.

The president then questioned Cortes, who was at the event, directly. "Get out and vote".

As for Trump's comments about CNN, Cortes has appeared as a pro-Trump commentator on the network, though a report from The Hollywood Reporter in mid-August claimed he'd been "benched" by CNN, and had not appeared in more than a month. He even brought up CNN contributor Steve Cortes. "I don't know", Trump said. "'I think they're gonna love it, '" he said.

"At the whole centre of this crisis is the drugs that are pouring in and you understand that when other people don't understand it".

Trump lost New Mexico by eight points in 2016 and with this speech made an effort to appeal directly to Hispanic voters, who make up nearly 50% of New Mexico's population, according to the census.

Trump also said that Hispanic voters in New Mexico understand his push for a border wall better than others.

As the Republican party hemorrhages female suburban voters and disapproval ratings mount in states that Trump flipped in 2016, the Trump campaign is hoping to flip blue states that went with Clinton in 2016, while holding on to key swing states with high Latino populations.

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