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GOP Activist Tells Trump His Outreach to Hispanics Too Late

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By    |   Monday, 22 Aug 2016 04:28 PM

Republican nominee Donald Trump's outreach meeting with Hispanic representatives in an attempt to mend fences with the community has been rejected by prominent GOP activist Ana Navarro.

"Trump is a racist. You don't get to make textbook racist remarks for a year and not be a racist. You don't get to make textbook sexist remarks for a year and not be a misogynist," Navarro, who supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during the primaries, told CNN on Monday.

Reports following the meeting with the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump over the weekend had indicated that the GOP nominee might be open to a softer policy towards illegal immigrants, despite his calls on the campaign trail for a deportation force to get rid of the approximately 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.

When asked if this made her more open to Trump, Navarro said "As far as I'm concerned, he burned those bridges a long, long time ago. You don't get to start over two and a half months before an election. You just don't get to erase the things that you have said for over a year."

Trump's polices and statements about Hispanics has alienated many in the community, with a recent Fox News poll showing Democratic nominee with a 46 percentage point lead over Trump among voters from the community.

Navarro appeared on CNN with Jesus Marquez, a Las Vegas radio commentator who attended Trump's meeting and had positive things to say about him.

She said it is "very important to understand that Latinos are not one homogeneous group, and immigration is not the issue that defines Latinos and Latino support…. If Mr. Marquez ...[and his group are] trying to meet with [Trump] and maybe expand his horizons so that he's not so ignorant about Hispanics, great for them. I respect their choice.

"[But] I will stand with the other 85 percent of Latinos for whom Trump is just not an acceptable option, you don't get to beat us like piñatas for a year and then come back at the last minute and try to make nice. Too late."

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Republican nominee Donald Trump's outreach meeting with Hispanic representatives in an attempt to mend fences with the community has been rejected by prominent GOP activist Ana Navarro.
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