President Donald Trump went to Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday to host a Hispanic roundtable of his supporters to talk about issues facing the community. Instead of talking about healthcare and the way the coronavirus has disproportionately impacted people of color, Trump went around the table to ask supporters for their praise.
After struggling with whether he should say, Latino, LatinX, or Hispanic, a supporter told him how much she loved him. Another said she'd take a bullet for him. A third proclaimed Trump wasn't racist.
Trump in NV: I’ve been with the Latinos, the Hispanics. You go by many different names. Some prefer one, some pref… https://t.co/Fn0NFjo7Lk— Annie Karni (@Annie Karni)1600028524.0
At his Latinos for Trump event happening now in Vegas, Trump is going around the room asking attendees to give stat… https://t.co/V48KWyNfzC— Josh Lederman (@Josh Lederman)1600026757.0
A supporter at Trump's Latinos for Trump roundtable tells POTUS: "I'll stand and take a bullet for you." She adds:… https://t.co/yyIVNaj5nH— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1600027098.0
For a brief moment, they addressed the pandemic, but only how Democrats shut down the government to protect the virus from spreading and how much it destroyed their lives.
HAPPENING NOW: “I’ve achieved more for Hispanic Americans in 47 months that Joe Biden has achieved in 47 years.” … https://t.co/QmrqXYPX5D— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Bloomberg Quicktake)1600028492.0
See the roundtable below: