After some extreme vetting, the Republican Party found two dozen Spanish-surnamed Americans who support the GOP presidential candidate. Four are rogue Evangelical pastors and the rest are long-time GOP party hacks, including one from Puerto Rico, where American citizens can’t even vote for President. Donald Trump has less support among Hispanic voters than any Republican candidate since 1996.
Mr. Trump met with his “Hispanic Advisory Council” atop the
border wall Trump Tower on Saturday. Participants said the candidate suggested that he wants to figure out a “humane and efficient” manner to deal with undocumented immigrants. They took this to mean some kind of a path to legal status rather than a vaguely sinister reference to ethnic cleansing.
“Trump makes pitch to Hispanics,” Jonathan Swan and Rafael Bernal, The Hill
“Trump Meets With Hispanic Council in Bid to Broaden Support,” Kevin Cirilli, Bloomberg
“Trump Reportedly Wants a ‘Humane and Efficient’ Plan for Undocumented Immigrants,” Chas Danner, New York Magazine
“Donald Trump ‘wrestling’ with how — and whether — to deport 11 million people from U.S.,” Brian Bennett, Washington Post
“Donald Trump Cancels Big Speech on Immigration,” Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
“Do Donald Trump and Republicans Need the Hispanic Vote?” Nate Cohn and Toni Monkovic, New York Times
“Vandals spray-paint ‘Vote Trump’ on back of Latino couple’s pick-up truck,” Fox News Latino
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