‘No Socialista’: Kamala Harris ‘not well received’ by ‘Latinos for Trump’ community in Florida

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE


CHECK OUT WeThePeople.store for best SWAG!

President Trump’s Hispanic supporters in South Florida were on hand to give Sen. Kamala Harris a clear message as she arrived on her first trip to Miami after being named Joe Biden’s running mate.

The Democratic vice presidential nominee targeted Hispanic and black voters in the area on her trip Thursday, fundraising in Miami-Dade County and pandering to the Latino community. As the former vice president remained safely tucked away at his home after traveling to Michigan on Wednesday, Harris missed a Senate vote on a coronavirus relief bill and touched down in Miami.


(Source: CBS Miami)

Latinos for Trump took to the streets of Miami to send the California Democrat a clear message that, as those who suffered under Socialist and Communist regimes in South America and Cuba, they were not on board with the progressive policy ideas being espoused by the Democratic ticket.

“No Communista. No Socialista” and “Apoyen La Policia,” read signs being held by the Miami-based Trump supporters.

In a visit to the Venezuelan community in Doral, Harris ordered arepas at the restaurant Amaize where she greeted patrons with elbow-bumps and wearing a mask. CNN’s Ana Navarro shared a video on Twitter where she was seen wearing a Biden/Harris campaign shirt and chatting with the senator.

Harris headed to Miami Gardens to speak with college students and community leaders as her husband Doug Emhoff went to Aventura to meet with Jewish voters. Florida Memorial University’s Roar marching band greeted Harris ahead of her community forum.

Harris predictably tore into President Trump as she spoke with U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Miami Democrat and other leaders of the black community.

Biden is reportedly scheduled to head to the South Florida city next week in an effort to boost his support among the large Latino community there.

Many noted that while Harris was busy trying to boost Biden’s appeal among Hispanics, she missed voting on the COVID relief bill which was blocked by her Senate colleagues in a vote of 52-47.

An NBC News/Marist poll released Tuesday found that just eight weeks before Election Day, Trump and Biden are tied in the battleground state of Florida. But while they both have the support of 48 percent of likely voters, the president appears to have the lead among Latinos in the state.

Meanwhile, Twitter users weighing in on Harris’ stop in Miami warned that the Democrats shouldn’t be so sure about their support there.

 

Frieda Powers

Senior Staff Writer
[email protected]

Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
Frieda Powers

Comments

Latest Articles