Report: Trump to Launch Hispanic Engagement Tour After Convention

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd gathered in front of Trump Tower ahead of the arrival of the pope's motorcade for an appearance in New York's Central Park. Trump holds a trademark to use the words ìCentral Parkî on items including furniture, chandeliers and even key chains. Records show his first application came in 1991, when the cityís crime rate was near its height and the park had a less-than-glamorous reputation. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd gathered in front of Trump Tower ahead of the arrival of the pope’s motorcade for an appearance in New York’s Central Park. Trump holds a trademark to use the words ìCentral Parkî on items including furniture, chandeliers and even key chains. Records show his first application came in 1991, when the cityís crime rate was near its height and the park had a less-than-glamorous reputation. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

Donald Trump will seek to raise his poor approval numbers among Hispanic voters with a special “engagement tour” after the GOP convention, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday.

“I know Donald Trump is going to be doing a Hispanic engagement tour coming up soon,” Priebus said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.” “He is going to be talking about those issues. He understands we need to grow the party.”

The announcement, which offered no details, follows the release of a Univision survey showing strong support for Hillary Clinton among Hispanic voters nationwide. Sixty-seven percent said they favored Clinton’s bid for president, while only 19 percent said they support Trump.

The poll also revealed that a strong majority of Hispanic voters — 73 percent — believe Trump is racist.

Trump has repeatedly claimed Hispanics “love” him, but his plans to specifically engage those voters seem to be an acknowledgment he has work to do.

Paul Manafort, chairman of the Trump campaign, confirmed the business mogul’s plans to make direct appeals to black and Hispanic voters after the convention.

“We’re putting the specific schedule together, but the point that Chairman Priebus was making is that we are not isolating our campaign to just segments of the population,” Manafort said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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SOURCE: Elise Viebeck 
The Washington Post