In an interview with The Breakfast Club radio show on Wednesday, former President Barack Obama claimed that President Trump boosted his share of Latino votes because of religious and social issues, not because of his successful economic record.
“People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump,” Obama claimed. “But there’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, you know, undocumented workers, in cages — they think that’s less important than the fact that, you know, he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion, right?”
Obama is a liar. Those “cages” for illegal aliens — not “undocumented workers” — were the same detainment cells used during the Obama administration. And Trump has not said racist things about Mexicans, but that has been the false narrative pushed by the left for Trump’s entire term in office. Trump has also been the most pro-LGBT President in history, while Obama didn’t support gay marriage until just before his re-election campaign began.
As Breitbart News reports, “numerous post-election surveys show that the GOP’s share of the Latino vote grew because most Latinos want to be ordinary Americans, and to escape from their assigned task of brown voters in the Democrats’ diverse alliance of racial identity groups. Because they are ordinary Americans, Latinos liked Trump’s good economic record — median household income rose by seven percent in 2019! — and they liked the GOP’s support for anti-crime laws and other mainstream priorities — including marriage and abortion.”