This morning, as Joe Biden releases his agenda for the Latino community, Democratic Party of Georgia Treasurer Jason Esteves released the following statement:
“Latino families have been hit hardest by Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric, divisive policies, and failed leadership. Since his first days on the campaign trail, Trump attacked Latino Americans and our immigrant communities, and has only used his power to further harm our community. Whether it’s his attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which helped millions of Latinos access health insurance, or his cruel immigration policies and efforts to dismantle our immigration system, Trump’s policies have made it harder for Latinos in this country to catch up, let alone get ahead. And now his complete failed response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to Latino families facing the highest rates of COVID infection and highest job losses in the nation. It’s beyond time for our nation to stop these attacks on Latinos, and support a community that is vital to ensuring the United States thrives. On Day 1, Joe Biden will be ready to invest in the Latino community and make sure everyone gets a fair shot.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON THE LATINO COMMUNITY
Trump failed to address racial disparities present in the coronavirus pandemic and botched the rollout of aid to Latino small business owners.
Trump has repeatedly stoked racial and cultural divisions to demonize Latinos.
Trump’s immigration policies have cruelly torn Latino families apart.
Instead of bringing wage growth and job creation to Latino communities, Trump has made it harder for Latinos to succeed.
Trump’s attacks on health care have disproportionately affected Latino communities.