The Republican National Committee slammed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s economic policies in a video released Monday, alleging she will keep Hispanic communities trapped in poverty.
The current administration failed to deliver on its promise to provide a path to elevate lower-income brackets into a better life, according to former Attorney General of Puerto Rico José Fuentes Agostini in the 45-second clip.
“Hispanic unemployment is higher than the national average, our income and wages have fallen and the cost of food and medicine is rising,” he says. “Is it any wonder that under Obama and Hillary the number of Hispanics living in poverty has increased by more than 2 million?”
Agostini argued GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s economic plan lays the groundwork to help the Hispanic community succeed.
“Donald Trump wants us all to share in the nation’s prosperity by lowering taxes and ensuring jobs come back and stay in our country,” he continues. “Trump knows how to create jobs and wealth.”
The RNC has recently upped its efforts to appeal to Hispanic voters, a demographic Trump struggles to attract, after new polling data was released showing the candidate’s shortcomings. The RNC launched a campaign earlier in the month offering videos delivering its message in both English and Spanish.
“Two million Hispanics are newly in poverty under President Obama, but Hillary Clinton still says he should get an ‘A’ for his handling of the economy,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “Our nation cannot afford more of the disastrous Obama economic policies which have kept wages flat and left Hispanic families behind, but that’s exactly what Hillary Clinton represents. Donald Trump is focused on creating jobs and lowering taxes, and his agenda.”
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