President Trump welcomed to the White House a diverse cadre of ambassadors, members of Congress, local officials, community and faith leaders, and guests to acknowledge the impressive contributions that have been made by America’s Hispanic population to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R), Jovita Carranza, United States Treasurer, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, and Lieutenant Governor Luis Rivera Marín were invited by the President to share the podium as he began a praising, positive, inspirational speech about Hispanic contributions and successes in America.
A prominent cast of characters who are beginning to warm up to the President after a chilly beginning. Well, except for Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, who declined the invitation by penning a scathing letter:
“You have ignored and recently tweeted lies about the devastation and loss of life in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, compared immigration to an infestation, and attacked a judge because of his Hispanic heritage. That rhetoric is not only unbecoming of the President of the United States; it has no place in American political discourse.”
Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham
Yada, yada, yada. Did your eyes roll back in your head?
A quick and simple internet search into Grisham’s own state and actions unbecoming in “American political discourse” are not molted feathers in her cap. In the course of a few months, Grisham fired a transgender staffer, was under scrutiny for campaign violations and “rigging” an election through the state delegate process, and significantly profiting from an Obama-era high cost health program.
The good news is Grisham is running for governor and taking her obstructionist-self back to the Land of Enchantment. Good luck, New Mexicans.
The Main Event
Prior to the gathering, Trump declared September 15 through October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month, issuing the ever-unnecessary proclamation to reassure the Republic of continued good intentions with minorities.
Hispanic Americans should be praised, as Trump believes, with celebration and fanfare for sharing “their rich and vibrant traditions of faith, family, hard work, and patriotism.”
As Trump greeted an enthusiastic crowd chanting “four more years,” he acknowledged Vietnam veteran Daniel Cortez for opening the event – setting the tone for what became a 20-minute speech complete with a rock star atmosphere of fans and friends.
You can’t keep a good Hispanic fiesta down and Trump continued with a thumping list of accomplishments – namely jobs, unemployment, and the rapid rise and expansion of Hispanic owned small businesses. Coupled with an unemployment rate of 4.5%, Trump announced his policies have lifted 350,000 Hispanic Americans out of poverty and increased their household income by 3.7 percent, and he said, “how can you beat that in an election?”
And he followed his prophecy by introducing a Latina businesswoman Irina Vilirino, a Miami restaurant owner who is expanding her business. Irina spoke eloquently, “while I am very proud of my origins, I am even prouder of what we have accomplished in this great country.” And she proposed an American Heritage Month. Yep, she brought the house down.
You Can’t Handle the Truth
America has been force-fed a steady diet of lies by our elected officials and legacy media hacks suggesting that Hispanics hate Trump. But it appears, the only ones who loathe the man are illegal aliens, criminal gang members, and the pasty-white people using them to advance their own agendas.
Recent polls (eye roll) from a variety of outlets such as Pew Research Center, Rasmussen Reports, and RealClear Politics, exposed Trump’s approval ratings – which had Democrats leaking tears of frustration while they marked off remaining calendar days until the midterms.
All organizations have the President holding an impressive 47 – 49 percent approval rating on running the country, creating jobs, and pushing the economy to a new wealth level.
But the biggest bombshell for the left, more of a concussion grenade, frankly, was the latest statistic from America’s Hispanic voting base. Their approval of Trump jumped a whopping 10 points, and here is why: The unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans in June fell to 4.6 percent, the lowest recorded level since 1973. Naysayers aside, Hispanic workers and voters are downright giddy with this administration.
And you could hear the audience cheer, “build the wall.”
Yeah, it was that good. La Vida Loca, Mr. President.