- Donald Trump and the RNC are meeting with Hispanic supporters
- The meeting is to make sure the Hispanic community “understands” Trump’s proposals, the RNC said
The meeting with the National Hispanic Advisory Council comes as Trump has struggled to attract minority voters, particularly Hispanics, and after a week in which he made major changes to his campaign leadership and struck a more conciliatory tone on the trail.
New campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and CEO Steve Bannon were in attendance. The meeting began with Ramiro Pena, pastor and founder of Christ the King Baptist Church, leading the room in prayer before introductions, according to pool reports.
“The RNC joins the Trump campaign in recognizing the diverse group of Hispanic leaders who are generously giving of their time and talent to be a part of the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
The RNC’s statement said the meeting would involve a discussion with Hispanic leaders about ways to ensure the Hispanic community “understands Mr. Trump’s proposals.”
The members of the council announced so far include several pastors and Republican state representatives from 12 different states.