Trump: 'I'm a Wall Between the American Dream, Chaos and a Horror Show'
President makes comments during Latinos for Trump roundtable in Doral, Fla.
President Donald Trump touted support from Hispanic-Americans for the construction of the border wall while describing his presidency as a wall between the American dream and chaos.
“I tell you what, I'm like a wall. We're building the wall on the southern border," Trump said during Latinos for Trump roundtable in Doral, Fla.
"It is almost complete. I'm like a wall between the American dream --- I'll say this because it sounds nice, but it is true," he added.
"Max would agree with it -- between the American dream--. I'm a wall between the American dream and chaos and a horror show," Trump continued.
"It would be very bad, very bad,” Trump said.
“Many Latino and Hispanic Americans came here to pursue the American dream, having left countries that had a very, very unruly group of people. We’re throwing out MS-13 all the time."
“You know, the funny thing about the southern border, the wall, safety, the people that understand the border better than anybody are the Hispanics,” the president said.
"I have had more support -- they don't want bad people coming into our country or want people coming into the country that will take their jobs and understand it better," he added.
"I thought it would be the opposite. They understand what we've done on the border. We have stopped it. You can come into the country, but you have to come in legally,” he said.
“The last administration also surrendered to the narco-terrorists of Columbia,” the president said.
Trump noted Colombian socialist Gustavo Petro's support for Joe Biden.
“Joe Biden even received the endorsement of Columbian socialist Petro. Not good, right? Not a good endorsement. A former member of M-19 guerrilla organization, no good, right? Under my administration, we work with Colombia friends and have taken in tons and tons of really bad stuff,” Trump said.
“The Obama-Biden administration's Cuba policy betrayed the Cuban people and enriched Castro's regime. I ended that. As you know, we ended it very strongly," Trump added.
"We ended it, and we stand with every citizen of Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, in their fight for freedom,” the president said.
Petro said at the time, “Well, if I could vote, which I cannot. I’m not a citizen of the United States."
“But if I could vote in the United States, in the interest of my Latin American people, I would vote for Biden, without a doubt.”
Petro spent “years in the now-defunct M19 rebel group – which stormed the Supreme Court in 1985, leading to the deaths of more than 100 people,” according to Reuters.
Biden “betrayed Hispanic Americans” because he sent their jobs to China, attacked their religious values, made their communities less safe, and trapped Hispanic children in failing schools," Trump said.
“Joe Biden has spent 47 years selling out to the different interests in Washington. It's really sad. He sold out the Hispanic American community, sending your jobs to China, making your communities less safe, attacking your religious values, and trapping countless children in failing government schools,” he said.
“He doesn't like charter schools. He doesn’t like choice, and choice is a very important thing for education, but he can't do that. It's just against the radical left. The radical left can't have it,” Trump said.
“Joe Biden betrayed Hispanic Americans, and I'm fighting for you, and we're fighting like never before,” the president said.
“Prior to the China virus, the plague that came from China, we received the lowest Hispanic American unemployment rate in the history of our country. It’s six months ago. We're building it up again,” he said.
“More than 1.5 million Hispanic Americans were lifted out of poverty during this short period of time. Think of that, 1.5 million lifted out of poverty. That's a record. Hispanic American homeownership and household income reached all-time highs,” Trump continued.
“Joe Biden would terminate our recovery with a crippling nationwide shutdown and $4 trillion tax hike. He’s looking to raise your taxes substantially,” the president said.
“They are looking for the biggest tax hike in the history of our country.”