Helen Aguirre Ferré: Donald Trump Has Not Engaged in ‘Hispandering’ like Hillary Clinton
Helen Aguirre Ferré, director of Hispanic Communications for the Republican National Committee, joined Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM on Tuesday, telling host Alex Marlow, “Mr. Trump hasn’t wanted to pander. We call it ‘Hispandering,’ he added when discussing Donald Trump’s outreach to Hispanic voters.
Continued Ferré, “When Hillary Clinton came out and said, “Oh, my gosh, I’m a good abuela” – grandmother – it was like, oh, please! You’re not an abuela. We’re just not even going to go there.”
Clinton experienced a great deal of backlash for the “abuela” comments during the Democratic primary, as Breitbart News reported at the time:
Hillary Clinton’s clumsy pandering to racial groups, and her campaign theme of portraying herself as America’s Grandma-in-Chief, collided in a website post inviting Hispanic voters to think of her as their abuela, or grandmother.
The mockery greeting this post–#NotMyAbuela–isn’t the reaction Clinton’s campaign was hoping for.
The pandering remains enshrined on Clinton’s website.
As Ferré also pointed out, “Donald Trump today, with five weeks out before November 8, is at the same level of Hispanic support that Mitt Romney had.”
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