On Thursday, July 9, President Trump signed an executive order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which came just 24 hours after President Trump and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico met in Washington.
Commission to help Hispanic Americans prosper
“Hispanic Americans are cherished members of our national family. They have been an integral part of building this country throughout all of American history,” said President Trump in the Rose Garden on Thursday.
The president touted the growth of Hispanics in the U.S., noting that they are the largest minority group (60 million) in the country. He also mentioned a $1 billion grant his administration delivered, which expanded educational opportunities to Hispanics.
President Trump’s speech clearly shifted his rhetoric from his previous statements about Hispanics, namely Mexican-Americans.
“I will stand arm-in-arm with the Hispanic community to ensure that every child in America can grow up in safety, security, dignity, and in peace,” said President Trump.