President Trump’s administration, in another show of outreach to the Latino community, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, presented a Spanish-language election ad seeking support in that sector, recalling his Latino record of achievement.
The Trump campaign featured a Spanish-language campaign ad titled “Por Trump” aimed at generating support among Latino voters nationwide. It is a cheerful video with a nice Cuban-American salsa song, performed by the group “Los 3 de La Habana.”
“Our latest ad captures the richness and beauty of America’s diverse Hispanic cultures while illustrating why President Trump’s Latino support continues to grow,” Trump campaign spokesman Giancarlo Sopo wrote in a statement.
Sopo also highlighted the president’s historic achievements in achieving the lowest poverty levels and highest wages for Latino communities and recalled President Trump’s promise that in a second term he will create 10 million new jobs, always defending the safety of neighborhoods, investing in police forces, education, and health to achieve the American dream together.
The announcement came a few days after Vice President Mike Pence hosted a campaign event in Florida, where he focused his speech on reminding those present of President Trump’s anti-socialist record in an effort to rally support from Latino voters.
“When Joe Biden was vice president, America appeased the Castro regime with concession after concession,” Pence said as reported by The Associated Press (AP), and also noted that Obama “literally stood hand in hand with Raúl Castro,” causing booing from the audience. “President Trump brought eight years of appeasement to an end and President Donald Trump will only stand hand in hand with you.”
Unlike his Democratic opponents, Pence assured that the Trump administration will not lift the sanctions until the Cuban regime releases all political prisoners and the rights to free speech, assembly, and democratic elections are respected.
Over the past four years, President Trump has taken steps to reinstate economic hardships and restrictions on Cuba and reverse the Obama-led process of concessions to the island’s communist regime.
President Trump, in his goal of limiting socialist power in Latin America, also issued strong sanctions against the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro and his officials. He has always supported Juan Guaidó and the democratically elected National Assembly.
In an official White House statement issued in July, President Donald Trump again expressed his strong rejection of socialism in Latin America. He was emphatic in stating, “The Venezuelan people are suffering under an illegitimate and tyrannical regime intent on destroying democratic institutions, abusing human rights, engaging in rampant corruption, and exploiting the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in recent history.”
Florida is one of the key states in the upcoming presidential election, approximately 2.4 million Latinos are registered to vote in Florida, about 17% of the state’s total, according to a Pew Research Center analysis published in AP.