Moreno says Trump ‘will win the Hispanic vote’

Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno (R) said in a Sunday interview that he predicts former President Trump will win the majority of Hispanic voters in the general election for president in November.

In an interview on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Maria Bartiromo asked Moreno about a recent New York Times/Siena College poll that showed Trump’s support among Hispanic American voters edging out President Biden’s, with 46 percent of surveyed Hispanic voters supporting Trump and 40 percent supporting Biden. Biden won more Latino voters in the 2020 general election.

“Well, I think that poll is exactly right. I think President Trump will win the Hispanic vote,” said Moreno, who won the Ohio Senate GOP primary race last week after securing Trump’s endorsement.

Moreno, who immigrated as a child from South America, said he thinks Hispanic voters largely trust Trump more to deal with immigration, which Moreno suggested would be reflected in the polls come November.

“As you know, I came here — from Colombia, South America, where I was born — legally. To watch Biden and [Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)] reward people who break our laws that come into this country is infuriating. On top of that, the crime and chaos caused by illegal immigration hits predominantly Hispanic communities,” Moreno said, without pointing to any specific evidence.

Moreno continued to rail against Biden, whose policies he alleged have exacerbated the situation on the southern border.

“And they’re sick and tired of being abused and watching Biden cause the largest deaths of Hispanics,” Moreno continued. “The reality is, you have migrants that are crossing into Mexico into the U.S. that are being raped and killed. And all that is a result of Biden’s policies. Hispanics see it for what it is.”

The Biden campaign has sought to change the public narrative on immigration policy. Biden and Democrats have pointed to Trump’s role in tanking a bipartisan, Biden-backed border bill, which would have enacted “the toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades,” Biden said at the time.

The Biden campaign this past week officially kicked off “Latinos con Biden-Harris,” a national program to engage and mobilize Latino voters ahead of the 2020 election.

“The Latino vote was critical to the President’s victory in 2020, and 2024 will be no different,” campaign manager Julie Chávez Rodríguez said in a statement announcing the effort.

“Latinos con Biden-Harris will be essential to activating and mobilizing Latinos across the country, and importantly, is another way we are making clear with action that we are investing aggressively into earning the Latino vote.”

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