By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)
That’s what happened yesterday to a group of Latino leaders who gathered in Michigan for an audience with president-elect Trump’s transition team.
To be fair, I don’t think the representatives from NCLR, and NALEO, LULAC, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the U.S-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, to name a handful, who went to this meeting were expecting to meet with Trump himself, but here’s who greeted them at the other end of the meeting table, according to aBuzzFeed report:
“Republican National Committee’s Jennifer Korn, Mercedes Schlapp, a Fox News contributor and longtime Trump backer, and Katrina Campins, a Latina from season one of The Apprentice.”
At this point I’m not interested in what they said because it doesn’t matter. It goes beyond optics. Trump sent a Latina from season one of the Apprentice. Think about that.
This is what Javier Palomarez, the CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce who was present ta the meeting had to say about it:
“To their credit, I have to admit — I just got to be honest — they quickly put it behind us. They quickly said, ‘Listen, you were a warrior and warriors do war, but the war is over.”
Depending on the tone you add to those words it either sounds like an appeasement or a veiled “sit down and be quiet.”
If the meeting would have taken place in Texas we could have asked to talk to the owner of the ranch, not the cattle.
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