In his continuing media blitz, President Obama used a popular Spanish-language music awards show tonight to reach out to Hispanics.
"Buenas noches. I want to thank the millions of you who voted for tonight’s winners, and I also want to thank all of you who voted in that other election back in November – even if it wasn’t for me," he said in a pre-recorded message that aired during Univision’s live coverage of the “Premio Lo Nuestro” Latin music awards from Miami’s BankUnited Center.
"With the challenges we face right now, it is absolutely critical that you stay involved and make your voices heard. I want you to know that I will always be listening, and my Administration is working hard so that we can expand opportunity for all Americans and reach that better day," he continued. "Now I know you tuned in for 'Premio Lo Nuestro,' so let me get right to it. I don’t know who’ll get married tonight or who’ll get Video of the Year, but I know you’re in for some great performances that celebrate the rich diversity of Latin music, and that’s good news. So enjoy the show, y para los nominados que se preguntan si esta será su noche, les digo, ¡si se puede!"
Translation: "And for all those nominees wondering if tonight is their night, let me just say, 'Yes you can!' "
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