Trump Aides, Daughter, Meet With Hispanic Business Owners

By Andrea Hernandez


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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest outreach effort following a contentious campaign, top Trump administration officials — as well as first daughter Ivanka Trump — met Thursday with Hispanic business leaders.
Underscoring her unusual role working outside the administration, Ivanka Trump attended a round-table discussion Thursday morning with Hispanic women business owners in Washington.
Later, White House officials, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, held a meeting with other Hispanic business leaders, focused on jobs, the economy and access to capital.
The meetings were organized by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, whose president, Javier Palomarez, slammed Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, calling him a buffoon, among other slights. He has since joined the president's National Diversity Coalition and says he's open to working with the president on issues they agree on.
"The reality of it is," Palomarez said, "I'd much rather campaign from the inside than complain from the outside."

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