Categories for Latinos

31,938. 12/31/2019

JOBS/LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: Latinos flourishing under @realDonaldTrump policies: ✅Record low unemployment ✅2.9M new jobs for Latinos ✅Median Latino I…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 31, 2019 5:27 pm

31,038. 11/26/2019

ELECTION/LATINOS/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It’s like chickens for Colonel Sanders. Why would any self-respecting Latino vote to re-elect President Donald Trump, arguably the most anti-Latino chief executive in U.S. history? That’s what my non-Latino friends want to know. I get that question all the time, often accompanied by a tilted head and a confused look. In the 2020 election, Trump seems likely to get between 25%-30% of the Latino vote. A recent poll by Telemundo found that 1 in 4 American Latinos would vote to re-elect him.  In 2016, according to exit polls, Trump got 28% of the Latino vote. He did better than Sen. Bob Dole, who got 21% of the Latino vote in 1996, and Sen. Mitt Romney, who got 27% in 2012. But he couldn’t match Sen. John McCain, who got 31% of the Latino vote in 2008, or President George W. Bush, who got 40% in 2004. Anything north of 30% is a decent showing for a Republican, and anything beyond 40% will make a GOP candidate virtually unbeatable.” 

Ruben Navarrette Jr., “Millions of Latinos are Trump supporters. Here’s what they’re thinking.,” USA Today, November 26, 2019 8:02 am

29,661. 10/19/2019

ELECTION/LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RNCLatinos: Latinos across America are fired up to re–elect @realDonaldTrump! ¡Latinos alrededor de los Estados Unidos están motivados…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 19, 2019 12:05 pm

28,490. 9/18/2019

LATINOS/RALLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: Latinos for @realDonaldTrump were out in full force at the #TrumpRally in New Mexico last night! What a GREAT way to celebr…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2019 6:44 am

28,468. 9/16/2019

CRIME/ELECTION/GOP/LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If you want to stop the drug smugglers, human traffickers, and vicious MS-13 gang members from threatening our communities and poisoning our youth, you have only one choice — you must elect more REPUBLICANS! #KAG2020 https://t.co/L4neBV2SEo

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 10:49 pm

26,693. 7/18/2019

CHILDREN/IMMIGRATION/LATINOS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “The United States 2016 election, when President Donald Trump was voted into office, may have been tied to a rise in premature births among Latina women across the US, according to a new study. In the nine months beginning with November 2016, about 3.2% to 3.6% more preterm births to Latina women occurred above the levels of preterm births that would have been expected had the election not occurred, suggests the study, published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open on Friday [7-19-19]. Birth outcomes have long been used in medical research as indicators of acute stress among populations of women, and preterm birth in particular is linked with maternal stress, the researchers noted in their study…The study showed only an association between premature births among Latina women and the election, not that the election directly caused any negative birth outcomes. To determine that, more research would be needed.”

Jacqueline Howard,  “A rise in premature births among Latina women may be linked to Trump’s election, study says,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 18, 2019 1:12 pm

22,870. 2/25/2019

ELECTION/LATINOS/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When President Donald Trump tweeted, on January 20, that he had reached 50 percent approval among Hispanic-Americans, most fair-minded observers reacted with skepticism, if not outright disbelief. Trump was, after all, still the same man who announced his candidacy by accusing Mexico of sending ‘rapists’ across the border, the same man who ordered refugee children separated from their parents, the same man who has made building a wall to shut out migrants the focal point of his presidency. Yet here he was, crowing characteristic bravado: ‘Wow, just heard that my poll numbers with Hispanics has gone up 19%, to 50%. That is because they know the Border issue better than anyone, and they want Security, which can only be gotten with a Wall.’ So, when even the pollsters responsible for the data Trump was touting—Marist Institute for Public Opinion, for NPR and ‘PBS NewsHour’—cautioned of the high margin of error for that subset, and a possible over-sampling of Republicans, many on the left promptly dismissed it as an anomaly. One month later, however, and Trump is making an aggressive play for Hispanic-American votes in Florida and beyond. Meanwhile, polls suggest Marist might have been onto something—and that Democrats should be worried that Hispanic voters could help reelect Trump and keep the Senate in Republican control.”

David S. Bernstein, “Trump’s Secret to Victory in 2020: Hispanic Voters,” Politico, February 25, 2019

22,833. 2/23/2019

LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @CortesSteve: Was wonderful to meet so many inspiring young patriots last night when I spoke to the ⁦@TPUSA⁩ Latino conference! ⁦@char…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 23, 2019 10:56 pm

22,679. 2/18/2019

LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VENEZUELA: “President Donald Trump on Monday [2-18-19] stopped just short of threatening military action in Venezuela when he urged the country’s military to remove its disputed president, Nicolas Maduro, and to allow humanitarian aid to come in…Trump’s speech had a triple purpose: It reinforced his administration’s support for the Venezuelan leader recognized by the United States, Juan Guaidó; it took aim at a longtime U.S. enemy, Cuba, which has supplied security personnel to Venezuela; and it doubled as campaign speech in the most important swing state in the nation, Florida, where Trump is counting on the outsize support of Venezuelan- and Cuban-Americans to help him win reelection next year. White House officials and outside allies acknowledged that Trump’s remarks were intentionally aimed at the gettable Republican voters in Florida’s Latino community, namely Cuban-Americans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans, who are starting to flee the country under leftist President Daniel Ortega. Indeed, Trump made sure to name-check the cities in Miami-Dade County identified with each group: Doral for Venezuelans, Miami for Cubans and Sweetwater for Nicaraguans.”

Marc Caputo and Gabby Orr, “Trump: ‘All options are on the table’ for Venezuela,” Politico, February 18, 2019 8:32 pm

22,284. 1/30/2019

FLORIDA/LATINOS/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VENEZUELA: “Vice President Mike Pence and top Florida Republicans plan to rally Friday [2-1-19] in Miami to support Venezuela’s new interim president and highlight the Trump administration’s aggressive approach to the ongoing political crisis. But it’s also an opportunity to open a door with Hispanic voters in a state that’s critical to the president’s reelection. The Hispanic vote here is far from monolithic: About 17 percent of Florida’s active registered voters are Hispanic, about a third of whom are estimated to be of Cuban-American descent and a third of Puerto Rican descent, followed by those whose families have roots throughout Latin America: Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. Between ongoing strife in Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega and the unrest in Venezuela under dictator Nicolás Maduro — which has also led to troubles in neighboring Colombia — Republicans see a window to send a hardcore anti-socialist message — one that, some say, helped the GOP win just enough of the overall Hispanic vote in November’s midterm elections to keep Florida’s governorship in Republican hands and take a Senate seat from the Democrats.”

Marc Caputo, “Trump Venezuela policy scores in Florida,” Politico, January 30, 2019 6:29 pm

22,257. 1/29/2019

BORDER/LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump’s new favorite talking point is a claim that his recent crusade for a southern border wall, which draws furious accusations of xenophobia and racism, has made him more likable to Hispanics…It was at least the third time Trump has publicly referenced the surprising number, including in a Jan. 27 tweet in which he argued his monthlong standoff with Congress was a political success. It appears to come from an NPR/Marist poll that shows his approval rating among Hispanics soaring from 31 percent in December to 50 percent this month…But veteran pollsters who spoke with POLITICO called the number suspect, citing issues with the poll’s sample size and methodology. Broader polling data show little sign that Trump’s standing with Hispanics is on the rise. To the consternation of Democrats, however, it doesn’t seem to be falling, either. Trump’s dire rhetoric about immigration seems to have done little damage to his modest — but not insignificant — support among Hispanics.”

Gabby Orr, “Is Trump really winning over Hispanics?,” Politico, January 29, 2019 6:45 pm

22,216. 1/27/2019

LATINOS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC! Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 27, 2019 8:08 pm 

22,063. 1/22/2019

LATINOS/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Marist/NPR/PBS Poll shows President Trump’s approval rating among Latinos going to 50%, an increase in one year of 19%. Thank you, working hard!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 22, 2019 8:25 am 

22,020. 1/20/2019

LATINO/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @charliekirk11: Breaking: A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Hispanic-Latino approval of President Donald Trump’s job performance…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 20, 2019 3:19 pm 

22,013. 1/20/2019

BORDER/LATINOS/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Wow, just heard that my poll numbers with Hispanics has gone up 19%, to 50%. That is because they know the Border issue better than anyone, and they want Security, which can only be gotten with a Wall.”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 20, 2019 9:03 am 

21,871. 1/15/2019

ELECTION/LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It may be Donald Trump’s nightmare: a Latino is trying to take his job. Some may consider Julián Castro, who announced his 2020 presidential bid before a cheering crowd Saturday, a long shot. They could not be more wrong. Julián Castro is a hugely important candidate in the Trump era. For Mexican-Americans and other Latinos, Castro is — quite simply — a role model. For non-Hispanics, he is a visible symbol of Latino achievement. Most crucially, as a candidate, Castro is a living repudiation of the negative rhetoric that President Trump often puts forth about Latinos, who represent a surging demographic that made up about 13% of the electorate in the midterms…The grandson of a Mexican immigrant and the son of a community activist, Castro attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School. In 2001, he was the youngest person on the San Antonio City Council. In 2009, he was elected mayor of San Antonio. At 39, he was the youngest person in Barack Obama’s Cabinet. In short, he’s young, accomplished, and Latino — all factors that could matter as he pitches himself to voters.”

Raul A. Reyes, “Trump’s nightmare: A Latino taking his job,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, January 15, 2019 6:49 am

18,847. 9/17/2018

BUSINESS/LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is recognizing the contributions of Latino entrepreneurs to the United States during a White House event for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration…abor Secretary Alex Acosta and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza attended with dozens of business, faith, community and local elected leaders gathered at the East Room, who at one point started chanting ‘four more years’ in reference to a potential Trump re-election in 2020. The chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, New Mexico Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, sent a letter last week to Trump rejecting his invitation to the event because she considers his policies harmful to the Hispanic community.”

The Associated Press, “Trump Honors Contributions of Latino Entrepreneurs,” The New York Times online, September 17, 2018

17,668. 8/7/2018

BORDER/DEMS/DREAMERS/ELECTION/LATINOS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats have hit an unexpected speed bump in their drive to regain control of Congress: unsettling signs that the party may not generate as much turnout or support among Latino voters this fall as it expected. Despite a procession of provocations from President Donald Trump — from ending deportation protections for so-called ‘Dreamers,’ young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents, to his now-terminated policy that resulted in children being separated from their undocumented parents at the border — a growing number of Democratic strategists are privately concerned that their candidates are not consolidating Latino support as much as they anticipated in several key races. While cautioning that there is still time to reverse the trend, they point to signs of wavering Hispanic support and engagement in House districts in Texas, Nevada, Florida and California, and in Senate races in Texas, Nevada, Florida and Arizona…Yet virtually everyone on both sides of this Democratic debate agrees on one point: Despite all his confrontational rhetoric and policies, Trump alone appears unlikely to reverse the usual falloff in Hispanic turnout during midterm elections, and he may not even widen the typical Democratic advantage among them in their vote preferences.”

Ronald Brownstein, “Trump may not be enough to swing Latino turnout Democrats’ way,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 7, 2018 9:49 am

5,049. 7/8/2015

DONALD ON DONALD/ELECTION/JOBS/LATINOS: “I’ll win the Latino vote because I’ll create jobs. I’ll create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs they didn’t have.”

 – NBC News, July 8, 2015, Donald Trump, Transcript, 7/8/2015