Trump honors contributions of Latino entrepreneurs

President Donald Trump speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) –The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is recognizing the contributions of Latino entrepreneurs to the United States during a White House event for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

“America is winning again and Hispanic-owned businesses are leading the way,” Trump said Monday after hearing from two Latino owners of restaurant chains.

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza attended with dozens of business, faith, community and local elected leaders gathered at the East Room, who at one point started chanting “four more years” in reference to a potential Trump re-election in 2020.

The chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, New Mexico Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, sent a letter last week to Trump rejecting his invitation to the event because she considers his policies harmful to the Hispanic community.

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