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Ahead of Latinos for Trump Event, Former Hispanic United States Attorney Calls out Trump's Hypocrisy

September 23, 2020

Miami, Fl. –– Ahead of Trump's visit to Miami on Friday and the Latinos for Trump event, former Bush appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Marcos Jiménez released the following statement:

“I'm a proud Cuban-American and a former Republican who is not afraid to call out Donald Trump's failed leadership, disregard for the rule of law, and hypocrisy directed toward the Cuban people. Since the end of the Obama administration, the number of Cubans deported from the US has increased more than tenfold. Trump refuses asylum to Cubans who present themselves at the border. Here at home, his incompetent management of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Florida Hispanics' lives, health and pocketbooks.

"Friday’s visit will not change his pandering to foreign governments like Russia that seek to undermine American democracy. He doesn’t care that for decades Russia worked with the Castro regime to subjugate the Cuban people. He even stood next to Putin in Helsinki and said he believed Putin over our own intelligence agencies. His explicit hypocrisy as it relates to U.S.-Cuba relations was made all the more clear in yesterday's reporting that Trump registered his trademark in Cuba in 2008 to build hotels, casinos and golf courses, which would have allowed him to pursue business in Cuba until it expired in 2018. Friday's visit is all smoke and mirrors, and we should hold him to account at the ballot box in November."

September 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Alexandra Caffrey

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