During the White House’s Hispanic heritage month celebration, President Trump invited Joel Garza, the owner of multiple Sonic burger joints, to speak — and he thanked President Trump for tax reform on Monday afternoon.
“Thank you, Mr. President, it’s an honor to be here representing the Hispanic community and I stand here on the shoulders of my family and many Hispanics that work hard every day to make America great. Mr. President, I want to thank you for the tax reform, you know it was to us a huge impact in our business,” Garza said.
“[We] just last year, we opened three more restaurants and we created about a hundred something jobs in the Houston area,” he continued. “It’s been a lot [easier] for us to go to [financial institutions] and get, borrow money in the last few years, the last three years than before. That’s another huge achievement.”
New Mexico Democratic Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, sent a letter to Trump declining his invitation to the White House for a Hispanic Heritage Month reception earlier this week. (RELATED: Hispanic Caucus Chair Says ‘Thanks, But No Thanks’ To Trump’s Hispanic Heritage Month Reception Invitation)
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