There are two young people without masks taking temperatures of press and attendees for the Latinos for Trump Roundtable in Phoenix - he couldn't get a reading on me and just waved me through
Fernando and Laura Pasurto from Tucson say their grandson was killed in 2016 by a man who was in the country illegally:

“I understand its not going to bring him back, but if we don’t build the wall, it might be somebody else’s family member that gets killed by an illegal alien.”
Ronald Ore-Giron from Gilbert, AZ. He believes a Biden presidency would lead to socialism in America.

“I am a Latino immigrant. We come from socialist countries. We understand the poverty and the chaos of socialism, and we don’t want that here."
Crowd starting to gather inside a ballroom at the Arizona Grand Resort for an event promoted as a "Latinos For Trump" roundtable
Press guidance for the event: "Please bring a mask or mouth-nose cover. You are encouraged to wear it at all times"

There are several hundred people here and I'd say less than half are wearing masks
President Trump says "this is supposed to be a round table but its more like a rally"
Trump on Biden: "He'll surrender your entire country to the radical left."

On Democrats: "They got rid of bail. They get of all the things you need."
Governor Ducey says to Trump "You, personally, delivered" and thanks the President for responding with PPE and other supplies when Arizona asked for help from the federal government with the COVID-19 response
Members of the Latino round table are now speaking - Representative T. J. Shope tells President Trump 3 times that his fiance in the crowd is wearing a dress by Ivanka Trump
Jimmy Chavez, chairman of the National Troopers Coalition: "I think we can all agree that safer communities provide economic stability"

"As a law enforcement officer, we appreciate your support and we will be there to offer the same support back to your administration"
Jorge Rivas, Sammy's Mexican Grill owner, says "your tweets have really helped" his business.

Trump: "Cool"
Rivas talking about the response he received when he put up a sign saying Latinos Support Donald Trump:

"We got a big backlash, but we stayed strong."

Says they have been organizing car parades for the President
Trump on the controversy surrounding Rivas' support of the President: "I said 'you know it's not very Presidential, but I'm going to do a tweet for Sammy and his beautiful wife'"
Rivas gets a standing ovation for saying that Black Lives Matter supporters need to focus more on raising their own children. One audience member yelled out "Preach it brother!!"
Business owner Moses Sanchez says instead of lip service like Latinos are used to getting from politicians, President Trump delivered. Says a ppp loan helped him get through the shutdown.
Lea Marquez Peterson, Arizona Corporation Commission member, says she is fighting “radical California energy polices”

Trump: "Not gonna happen here"
Pam Kirby, former Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board member, says "We must stop the radical indoctrination that's happening in our classrooms and instead teach our children to love our country, including to stand for the American flag"
Trump says his handlers told him this event (now going on 2 hours) would take a third of the time, but once the panel members started talking, he wanted to listen - Trump thanks all participants
Narrator: "Masks were not required"

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