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Florida Democrats Call Trump’s Attempts To Court The Latino Vote ‘Repugnant’

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DANIEL A. VARELA
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MIAMI HERALD
Representatives from Florida’s Latino community speak against numerous policies in advance of the administration’s rollout of the Latinos for Trump campaign. They spoke at a news conference on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Miami. ";s:

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign launches an effort to court the Hispanic vote in Miami this week, but Florida Democrats are criticizing the attempt as a “repugnant, political act” that contradicts the political rhetoric and record of his first term.

A half-dozen Democratic Latino activists, gathered in an AFL-CIO office in Miami Springs on Monday afternoon, argued the afternoon before the Republican announcement that their communities should reject Trump’s candidacy wholesale.

“If Donald Trump wins, nothing good will come to our community,” said Mayra Macias, the vice president of the Latino Victory Fund, a progressive political organization. “His policies have undermined Latinos and Latino families across the country, whether it’s healthcare, jobs and wages or separating migrant children at the border and putting them in horrifying conditions.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.