President Donald J. Trump is beginning to inch ahead of Democrats with minorities, which is not typical for a Republican in the last 4-5 decades, but Hispanics and Black Americans are really resonating with Trump’s pro-economic and faith-based policies, as well as Trump’s endorsement by law enforcement and pro-second amendment stands.
“Republican Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced endorsed President Trump’s re-election bid on Tuesday, weeks after the White House announced an aid package meant to boost the island’s efforts to rebuild its infrastructure following Hurricane Maria,” Fox News.
Supporting Puerto Rico, was not welcomed by the Democrats. The Biden campaign, called it “a desperate, political stunt to win over Puerto Rican supporters,” which is different than Biden singing to them.
The Hill Reported on the endorsement of the Governor of Puerto Rico:
“I ask all Puerto Ricans who are listening to go vote,” the governor said in an interview on Telemundo. “They have to go to vote, exercise their right to vote and evaluate who has represented being a person who thinks about Puerto Ricans and their needs at the most difficult moment. It is Donald Trump.”
Telemundo was one of the first polls after the controversail first Presidential Debate last week, favoring Trump by a wide margin, leaving the left very upset.
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According to the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día, Vázquez Garced was scheduled to appear at a campaign event with Trump in central Florida last Friday, with the governor saying she had been invited to travel on Air Force One to hold a meeting on Puerto Rico. https://d3f824c8f17a61f3eab35536dfb36ce6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
However, the event was canceled after news broke of Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
In Tuesday’s interview, when asked about Trump throwing paper towels to a group of Puerto Ricans during a 2017 visit to the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Vázquez Garced said voters should not dwell on the image, adding that “nobody is perfect.”
The Republican governor has repeatedly brought attention to her rapport with Trump, suggesting at a February rally that the president would otherwise not provide federal funds to the island territory.
Last month, the Trump administration announced it would provide an additional $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico to assist in infrastructure redevelopment following the 2017 natural disaster.
When asked why it had taken so long to release the aid for Puerto Rico, Trump said it had been in the works for some time and blamed Democrats for the delay. However, the funds had already been allocated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, meaning the administration could have distributed them at any point in the preceding months.
Separately, the Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this year lifted a months-long hold on roughly $8 billion in disaster aid to help the island rebuild.https://d3f824c8f17a61f3eab35536dfb36ce6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
The Republican National Committee said in a statement Tuesday that “Vázquez Garced’s endorsement is further proof of the enthusiasm” Trump is generating among Hispanics.
“For the thousands of families who had to leave the island, for all those we’ve lost, for those who still struggle everyday to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, it is three years too little and too late,” Tatiana Matta, Latino adviser to Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign, said in a statement following the endorsement.
The battleground state of Florida is home to about a million former residents of Puerto Rico, with many still having family on the island
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Author: Kari Donovan