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Trump Campaign Team Blasts ‘Part-Time Mayor’ Pete Buttigieg Over ‘New Era For Latinos’ Plan, Says President’s Record Is ‘Unmatched’

President Donald Trump’s campaign team has hit back at Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg after the South Bend, Indiana mayor accused the U.S. leader of fueling prejudice against the Latino community.

Rolling out his plan on Monday to deliver a “new era for Latinos” in the U.S. if elected president, Buttigieg blamed Trump for a recent surge in hate crimes targeting Latinos.

“As the largest ethnic group in America, Latinos are a key part of the economic engine for our country,” Buttigieg said. Yet, “despite these contributions…Latinos have been subjected to relentless and bigoted attacks by this President and his administration.”

“Emboldened by this officially-sanctioned prejudice, hate crimes against Latinos soared by more than 20 percent last year,” the South Bend mayor said.