Trump holds ‘Latinos for Trump’ roundtable
President Trump slammed Democratic rival Joe Biden during a campaign event Friday, calling him "soft and weak" and promised to "reverse Biden's catastrophic decisions" affecting Hispanic-Americans.
At the "Latinos for Trump" indoor roundtable at the Trump National Golf Club in Doral, Fla., the president touted low unemployment for Hispanic-Americans and slammed Biden for "sending your jobs to China."
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A frequent talking point for Trump, the China reference takes aim at a bipartisan vote to allow China to join the World Trade Organization, which Biden opted for in 2000 when he was a senator and which former presidential opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., later said cost the U.S. 3 million jobs.
"In 1996, Biden voted for a tax bill that obliterated Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry and sent thousands of jobs to China," Trump said. "I will reverse Biden's catastrophic decision."
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Trump also took aim at an Obama-era policy that attempted to forge diplomatic relations with Cuba, efforts which Trump reversed, instead opting for crippling sanctions on the island.
"He will surrender America to the Castro-Chavez-inspired socialists running his party," Trump said of Biden.
"The Obama-Biden administration's horrendous Cuba policy betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the Castro regime. I ended that pro-Castro sellout," he added.
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Earlier in the week, Trump efforted to appeal to Cuban-American voters, who make up about a third of the Hispanic votes in Florida, as he paid tribute to Bay of Pigs veterans, announcing new restrictions on purchasing rum and tobacco, aimed at choking off Cuba's economy.
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Trump's appearance in the state he narrowly clinched in 2016 shows another attempt at amassing the crucial 29 electoral votes in November's election. Hispanics make up 15% of the electorate in battleground states such as Arizona, Florida and Nevada and both he and Biden have ratcheted up efforts to get voters in their corner.
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