Trump makes low-key stops in Nevada; new Vegas office on tap
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is helping Donald Trump’s campaign open a new office in Las Vegas on Saturday, a day after the candidate himself made several low-key stops in Nevada.
A grand opening celebration for the Trump-Pence Nevada Victory Headquarters is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will take place at 1110 Palms Airport Dr., Suite 120.
Trump’s Nevada State Director Charles Munoz said the campaign is proud to welcome Brewer, citing Arizona’s recovery during her tenure after suffering through the recession. Brewer’s term as governor ended in 2015.
Trump cancelled a rally that was planned for Friday in Las Vegas, opting instead for private events. He held a roundtable discussion with a group of Hispanic community leaders in the afternoon and scheduled an evening fundraiser in Lake Tahoe with proceeds benefiting the Nevada Republican Party.
“People don’t know how well we’re doing with the Hispanics, the Latinos. We’re doing really well,” Trump said at the beginning of the roundtable meeting in the Trump hotel, before reporters were led out.
Jesus Marquez, who attended the gathering, said afterward that the group didn’t discuss immigration policy with the Republican nominee. But they did talk about how economic conditions are hurting the Hispanic community and they discussed job creation, Marquez said.
He said the group also talked about how expanded school choice programs, such as the Education Savings Accounts program that’s on hold pending a Nevada Supreme Court decision, can benefit Hispanic students.
“I was very satisfied with the meeting,” Marquez said. “He really looks like he cared.”
AP writer Jonathan Lemire contributed to this report.