Bernie Sanders, the other Dems take swipes at trump when it comes to recruiting Latino voters in Miami

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Eight Democratic presidential candidates their seats in Miami on Friday, touting the state’s more than 2 million Latino voters.

The candidates spoke at the annual conference of NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed officials. The group included Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, Beto O’rourke, Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper, Pete Buttigieg and Eric Swalwell.

Most took swipes at President Trump and his policy during topics, including immigration, climate change and the US economy. Only a day earlier, the President claimed that his support among Latinos is “the way.”


Noticeably absent from the NALEO event was Joe Biden, the former Vice-President who is the frontrunner for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, according to a recent Fox News survey.

The forum took place five days before the first Democratic debate in Miami, and came just three days after Trump officially 2020 launched his re-election campaign with a raucous rally in Orlando, Fla., Unveiling of the slogan “Keep America Great.”

‘Trump is a demagogue’

In his speech, Sanders — a U.S. senator from Vermont — called for what he referred to as the President of “racism” and “xenophobia” and promised that, if elected, he would “undo the fear and damage, the” Trump has caused.” He called trump a “demagogue” who is picking on the immigrant community, the division of the nation.

“Let us not forget that this government is tearing the children from their mothers’ arms,” said Sanders. “Some of these children have died.”

Sanders, Trump referred to as a “demagogue.”

“What we do is understand that Trump is a demagogue and he is doing what demagogues always do,” said Sanders, according to the hill, “and what is the, is the selection of a minority — and today, the minority is the community of immigrants.”

O’rourke, a former Congressman from El Paso, Texas, announced that he would again meet, each child separately at the border and the detention of children of immigrants through an executive order.

“We are more kids in cages!”, he told the audience.

To add a citizenship question to the 2020 US Census was a Central theme at the event.

“It is racist in its design,” O’rourke said. “It is intended to suppress the votes of Latinos, people of color, those whose country of national origin was a different place, who came here to help our babies. Let us make sure that you can count every single one of them.”


‘This is our country”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts said she would wait to weigh in the census is a Problem until after the Supreme court decides on the case. She focused much of her speech on the economy, but also a dreamer promised to help “” – this is the benefit of DACA (Deferred action for Childhood Arrivals), an Obama-era program to support adults who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaking at a forum on Friday, 21. June 2019, in Miami. (Associated Press)

Julian Castro, a Texan who served in the Obama administration as Secretary of housing and urban development, said that, if elected, he would crossings, the abolition of the offence of illegal border, expand DACA through executive order and protect Venezuelans with Temporary Protected Status.

“This is our country. This is America,” Castro said about his Mexican grandmother, who came to the United States as a 7-year-old orphan.

Castro added: “the Right [President Trump] leaves [the White house] … I’m going to tell him, ‘Adios!'”

“Right before the [President of the Trump] leaves [the White house] … I’m going to tell him, ‘Adios!’ “

— Julian Castro


Pete Buttigieg warned trump-always a distraction, as the Democrats try to pitch their ideas to the electorate.

“The more we talk, this President, the less we talk about the people,” he said.

“The more we talk about this President, the less we talk about the people.”

— Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg, from the beginning of the election campaign of dealing with an officer involved shooting in South Bend, Ind., where he was mayor, spoke about the importance of giving Puerto Rico the right to choose.

“The embarrassingly poor response to [hurricane Michael, which struck the island last October] would not happen if Puerto Rico was votes were choice men,” he said.

He added that America “must welcome the decision of the people of Puerto Rico”, if you choose the rule of law.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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