POTUS Donald Trump kicked off his 2020 reelection campaign earlier this week with a massive rally in Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s backyard: El Paso, Texas.
While the former Democratic congressman and failed 2018 U.S. Senate candidate drew a couple thousand to his counter-rally, the president drew tens of thousands to his and, according to Brad Parscale, his campaign manager, the makeup of those who registered for the event was telling.
In figures he provided to Axios, Parscale said 70 percent of the 30,000 people who registered for the Monday rally were Hispanic.
And of those, 50 percent identified as Democrats, while 25 percent said they were Republicans and another 25 percent were “swing voters.”
“Our data shows that President Trump is building a coalition that extends far beyond the traditional Republican base,” Pascale told Axios.
In addition, according to Parscale, two-thirds of those who attended had voted in two or fewer of the past four elections, which indicates an enthusiasm factor favorable to the president.
“His fight to secure the border and finally finish the wall clearly energized and led to a significant amount of Democrat and Independent swing voters to attend his rally in El Paso,” Parscale added.
Under this president, the Hispanic unemployment rate has remained low, clocking in under five percent in January (4.9 percent), and having hit a record low in two of the last four months (4.4 percent in October and December of 2018).
Black unemployment is also at historic lows. CNBC reported in December that black unemployment was 5.9 percent, tying a record low set earlier in the year.
Naturally, Democrats are pooh-poohing the president’s job growth, including minority lawmakers.
For instance, as CNSNews.com reported, on Wednesday Wisconsin Democrat Rep. Gwen Moore dismissed positive economic news for Hispanics by declaring, “Blah, Blah, blah.”:
“GDP is great, unemployment is at an all-time low. African-Americans are doing well. Hispanics are doing well. Wages are rising at the fastest pace in ten years — blah, blah, blah,” she said — which should could not have said at any time during the previous Obama administration.
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