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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:31 AM

Top Latino congressional group snubs Trump, breaking decades-long tradition

Source: The Hill




BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 09/13/17 10:18 AM EDT

A top congressional Latino group is snubbing President Trump by not inviting him to its annual convention, breaking a nearly 40-year-long tradition of inviting sitting presidents to the event.

"The president was not invited this year based on his slanderous comments and strongly disagreeable actions for the Latino community in the United States," Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

The group, which helps spur the development of young Latino leaders, is set to have its annual event this week just before Hispanic Heritage Month starts on Friday, AP reported.

Jimmy Carter was the first sitting president to attend the event in 1979, and every president since then has followed suit by attending CHCI's annual event at least once with the exception of George H.W. Bush. CHCI, though nonpartisan, has just two Republican lawmakers out of a 25-member Advisory Council, according to the report.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/350428-top-latino-group-snubs-president-for-first-time-in-nearly-40-years

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Reply Top Latino congressional group snubs Trump, breaking decades-long tradition (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 13 OP
UCmeNdc Sep 13 #1
disillusioned73 Sep 13 #2
mountain grammy Sep 13 #3
iluvtennis Sep 13 #5
underpants Sep 13 #4
NastyRiffraff Sep 13 #6
Alice11111 Sep 14 #10
raven mad Sep 13 #7
Judi Lynn Sep 13 #8
Alice11111 Sep 14 #9
NCjack Sep 17 #11
stevenleser Sep 17 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:39 AM

1. Latinos United! K&R!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:49 AM

2. They should invite..

someone who actually advocates for Latino interests..

Here's one;


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:50 AM

3. Good!

time to stop "normalizing" this so called president.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:24 AM

5. + Agree. Power to the people.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:55 AM

4. Related - WH won't commit to signing joint resolution condemning racists

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:41 AM

6. Good for them!

Everybody has to stop pretending we have a real president in the White House.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:36 PM

10. !!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:02 PM

7. And dammit, they taught me LATIN...............

I can decipher a lot, but not spoken.

THIS is an affront I would not tolerate. IF I was a sTrumpet married to a porn star as FLOTUS.............. watch for tweets.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:27 PM

8. So good to learn this. Thank you. It's exactly the right thing to do, no question. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:35 PM

9. I salute your snub.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 01:26 PM

11. Probably would have been better to have invited the Orange Turd. The outcomes would have been:

He would have:

1. declined, making CHCI look good.
2. accepted and made a speech worthy of a "deplorable", making the CHCI look good.
3. accepted and made a bridge-building speech (e.g., "yes" for DACA & Dreamers and "no" to the wall), making CHCI look good. Not likely, but who knows the working of a diseased brain.

I think it is always a good idea to have the president present his ideas in a speech.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 11:34 PM

12. They should have invited Hillary instead. That would have infuriated Trump

Plus Hillary is and has been a great advocate for Latinos.

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