Friday, April 12, 2024

Trump to Appear at USHCC Q&A Session


Businessman Donald Trump is set to participate in a candidate question and answer session with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) on October 8th following appearances by other presidential candidates including Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. The news comes after Trump and USHCC president and CEO Javier Palomarez met in New York. Afterwards, Palomarez commented that he was “very happy with the way the conversation went.”

During their discussion, Palomarez touched on themes with the candidate that have dominated media coverage of Trump’s campaign thus far. From immigration and the economy to Trump’s plan to deport undocumented immigrants in the United States and to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border financed by the Mexican government. Trump, who currently leads the 2016 republican presidential field and has earned the support of conservatives who make up the base of the Republican Party despite his incendiary comments. Palomarez told journalists after the meeting that he “did remind him [Trump] that anybody, Republican or Democrat, male or female, looking to move into the White House will have to garner the support of the Hispanic vote.”

Palomarez, who’s organization, according to the USHCC website, “actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy each year,” commented that “it’s kind of interesting, the dichotomy between the private Donald Trump and the public Donald Trump. He listened a lot more than he spoke. I found the private Donald to be quite different than the public Donald. “This Donald Trump was very elegant, very gracious and very hospitable.”

Noting the USHCC’s boycott of Trump’s new Washington, DC hotel, Palomarez added that while the two had a productive conversation, ” we are still in disagreement with Donald Trump.”  The CEO made it clear that the meeting was “in no way an endorsement or support of Donald Trump.”


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