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Joe Biden’s Campaign Announced Their Latino Outreach Before They Secured The URL And Twitter Account

On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden launched the new campaign geared towards mobilizing more Latinos for his election. The campaign is called “Todos Con Biden” (Everyone With Biden) that will hopefully help organize Latino support for the former vice president. The goal of the new initiative was to help grow grassroots support while addressing vital Latino issues like immigration and education reform.

Yet, there was one little issue. Biden’s campaign forgot to register the web URL, Facebook name, and Twitter handle for the new campaign. 

It didn’t take long for President Trump to take advantage of the gaffe and troll what many view as his likely political opponent in next year’s election. Trump’s campaign team quickly swooped in a bought up all the digital handles including the Todos Con Biden URL as well as the Facebook and Twitter pages. The pages have now pretty much become home for anti-Biden posts with direct links to Trump’s own Latino outreach campaign. 

President Trump saw the opportunity to embarrass his political rival and quickly took advantage of it. When a user goes to todosconbiden.com it shows a message in both English and Spanish: “Oops, Joe forgot about Latinos. Joe is all talk.”

Credit: todosconbiden.com

Upon going to the todosconbiden.com web page, a picture of Biden looking down shows up and then redirects visitors to President Trump’s campaign Latino outreach site, “Latinos for Trump.” On the @TodosConBiden Twitter handle, it also includes attacks on Biden and some of his previous political mishaps. According to ABC News, President Trump’s campaign team purchased the URL for a “minimal cost” when they noticed it had yet to be claimed. 

When word got out about the trolling, there was a response from the Biden campaign calling out Trump for his attack. 

“It is no surprise that Trump’s campaign would resort to childish antics like this to take attention away from this president’s appalling record of separating families and using immigrants as scapegoats, fomenting hatred and white supremacy, and trying to take away health care from millions of Americans who need it,” Isabel Aldunate, deputy director of strategic communications/Hispanic media press secretary for the Biden campaign, told NBC News. “Trump and his allies should be more focused on doing right by the Latino community and our country. It is clear that Trump is afraid to face Vice President Biden next November because he knows Biden’s positive vision for our country will beat him like a drum.”

Biden’s campaign had begun using the hashtag #TodosConBiden on Twitter to slowly roll out the launch of their new outreach strategy but it backfired rather quickly. Online trolls began using the hashtag to mock Biden and fellow Latino Democratic candidate, Julián Castro.

This isn’t the first time that President Trump has attempted to embarrass his political counterparts. It’s also sure to not be his last time.

Credit: @todosconbiden / Twitter

Trump has previously launched attacks on some of his Democratic rivals. This includes both of the last two primary debates in Ohio and Houston when he paid to have a banner fly above the host cities attacking his potential rivals.  Mike Madrid, a veteran Republican political consultant, told ABC News that he shocked to find out about Biden’s team big mistake. 

“How the hell are you Joe Biden’s campaign and you don’t lock up the URL before you announce stuff?” Madrid said. 

While the gaffe is embarrassing for Biden, many still have questions whether Trump will be able to win over Latino voters with issues like economics. “Anybody who believes that economic numbers are going to motivate Latinos to shift allegiances — that’s an absurd notion,” Madrid said.

During the 2016 election, Trump took 29 percent of the Latino vote compared to the 66 percent that Hilary Clinton did. This is something to note as Latinos are projected to become the largest minority group in the electorate in 2020, with 18.3 percent, surpassing African Americans.

“Joe Biden knows that our diversity is our strength, and as president, he will continue to ensure that all Americans are treated with dignity” Laura Jiménez, Biden’s campaign national Latino vote director told The Hill. “Not scapegoated or used to score political points.”

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

For years, Mexicans have been taking to the streets to denounce violence against women and to demand accountability from their leaders. However, much of that messaging doesn’t seem to have reached the very top as President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues to support a candidate for governor facing multiple allegations of sexual assault.

A candidate for governor faces multiple sexual assault allegations and still enjoys widespread support.

Félix Salgado Macedonio, a federal senator (currently on leave) is accused of sexually assaulting five women and yet is still in the running for governor of Guerrero.

Despite the accusations he faces, 64-year-old Salgado, has maintained the support of President AMLO, who has claimed that the allegations are politically motivated, and other high-ranking party officials including national party president Mario Delgado. He was considered the frontrunner in the election for governor.

AMLO came to the candidates defense, calling on people to stop politicking and avoid “media lynchings” and asserting that people should trust the party process that was used to select Salgado as candidate.

“We have to have confidence in the people, it’s the people who decide. If polls are taken and and the people say ‘I agree with this colleague [being candidate],’ I think that must be respected. Politics is a matter for everyone, not just the elites,” López Obrador said.

The MORENA party has committed to reselecting its candidate for governor but Salgado is still in the running.

Officials from the MORENA party announced that they would conduct a new selection process to find a contender for the June 6 election. The party’s honesty and justice commission said its members had voted unanimously to order a repeat of the selection process.

While the honesty and justice commission has ordered a new candidate selection process, Salgado was not precluded from participating in it. He indicated in a social media post on Friday night that he planned to seek the party’s backing for a second time.

“Cheer up colleagues! There is [still fight in the] bull,” Salgado wrote on Facebook.

Activists continue to fight back against his candidacy and the president’s support for an alleged rapist.

Women have protested in Mexico City and Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo and the hashtag #NingúnVioladorSeráGobernador (No Rapist Will be Governor) has been used countless times on Twitter.

Yolitzin Jaimes, a member of the feminist collective Las Revueltas, said the withdrawal of Salgado’s candidacy is a positive first step but urged the authorities to continue investigating the rape allegations.

“… He has to go to jail, … he mustn’t return to the Senate and he mustn’t be nominated [for governor] by any political party because … it’s very probable that he’s seeking to go to the Labor Party [a Morena ally],” she said.

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

Sen. Ted Cruz has reached peak infamy with a piñata in his honor. People have been turned into piñatas over the years for both good and bad reasons. The Cruz piñata serves as a reminder of the senator’s attempt to flee the brutal Texas winter crisis.

A Texas party store is selling piñatas of Sen. Ted Cruz and people are into it.

Piñatas are always the centerpiece of a fun party and they are even more exciting when they are topical. One party shop in Texas is riding on the wave of local and national news criticizing Sen. Cruz to cash in.

Last week Sen. Cruz was caught boarding a United flight to Cancún, Mexico to escape the winter storm devastating Texas. As millions of Texans survived without water and power, the Cruz family booked a Mexican getaway to warmer weather and reliable electricity.

At first, Sen. Cruz tried to blame his daughters for fleeing Texas as his constituents suffered from the weather. He soon changed his story and claimed that he realized he had made a mistake as soon as he sat down on the plane waiting to depart from Houston.

Finally, after days of speculation, someone came forward and leaked text messages from Sen. Cruz’s wife, Heidi. Turns out, according to the texts, that the Cruz family was actively planning a vacation to avoid the snowstorm. According to the texts, the Cruz family was trying to convince neighbors and friends to join them so they can get out of their freezing house. The criticism amplified when it was reported that the Cruz family left the family dog behind as they fled to Mexico.

People are eager to get their hands on a Sen. Cruz piñata.

Families have been in quarantine for almost a year and they are hitting a wall. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it is no surprise that people would want to have something to do together outdoors. Seems that a lot of people would like a piñata party to celebrate the bad weather slowly moving out.

There are even some people asking for different people made as piñatas.

You never know unless you ask, right? Never hurts to try to make your own request to better your birthday. It seems that the party store is able to make various different piñatas. The party store made a piñata after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ famous mitten moment at President Biden’s inauguration.

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