Former President Obama frisked Hispanic Americans who voted for President Trump, claiming they were looking beyond his inflammatory rhetoric and immigration policies because they were aligned with social issues .
The 44th Commander-in-Chief made the remarks during an extensive interview with the radio show “The Breakfast Club” on Wednesday while discussing what he hoped Democrats would take from the first part of his memoir “A Promised” Land ”, published earlier this month. .
“Those of us who live in DC, New York or Los Angeles,” Obama argued, sometimes lack “a pretty good idea of the size of this country and the fact that a lot of people don’t take all “the policies that people living in a large metropolis areas take for granted.
Then the former president turned to the topic of Hispanics who voted for Trump as an example.
“People were surprised by a lot of Hispanics who voted for Trump, but there are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist remarks about Mexicans, or puts detainees, workers undocumented in cages. They think it’s less important than whether he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion, ”he explained.
President-elect Biden lost the state of Florida to President Trump, whose performance with Hispanics in Miami-Dade County led him to victory.
Hispanic voters in the county ousted Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.).
Trump has also done very well with Latino voters in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
Still, Biden won the Latino vote in Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
President Trump has repeatedly taunted Democrats for attacking him over detention centers used to house illegal border workers, given that the facilities were built in 2014, under the Obama administration.
During Obama’s first presidential term, he voiced his opposition to gay marriage in an interview with Pastor Rick Warren in August 2008.
“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian – for me – for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God is in the mix, ”candidate Obama said at the time.