President Donald Trump is traveling the West Coast this week in order to campaign for the 2020 election. Yesterday he made a stop in New Mexico at a rally hoping to win over the Hispanic vote.
He pitched to the Hispanic voters that "We love our Hispanics". He even brought up CNN contributor Steve Cortes. “He happens to be Hispanic, but I never quite figured it out because he looks more like a WASP than I do,” Trump said of Cortes, who was in the audience.
From the stage of the rally, he spoke to Cortes and asked hi,: "Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?” Cortes seemed to have mouth the word “country,” to which Trump replied: “I don’t know. I may have to go for the Hispanics, to be honest with you. We got a lot of Hispanics.”
Later on Trump said he believers Hispanics should support him because they are more aware of the drug problem than any other voters. From the stage, he asked Cortes: "Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?” Cortes appeared to mouth “country,” to which Trump replied: “I don’t know. I may have to go for the Hispanics, to be honest with you. We got a lot of Hispanics.”
"And at the center of America's drug crisis, this is where the Hispanics know it better than anybody, people said, 'Oh, the Hispanics won't like a wall.' I said, 'I think they are going to love it,'" Trump said. "You know why? Because you understand it better than other people, but at the whole center of this crisis is the drugs that are pouring in, and you understand that when other people don't understand it."
The crowd seemed very enthusiastic with Trump's remarks. This is an interesting new campaign strategy the President seems to be trying out. Only time will tell how it works out.
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