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"Trump is expanding his electoral base among Latinos. We have not stop growing since 2020"
Consultant Steven Cheung has worked for the Republican leader since 2016, he was his official - and is now - his campaign spokesperson. An exclusive dialogue with LPO about the intimate thoughts of Trumpism.

He is a Trumpist from the beginning/from the start. Political consultant Steven Cheung began working for the former president when the chances of entering the White House still seemed remote for Donald Trump. The megalomaniac outsider had not yet been nominated as a presidential candidate at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cheung earned Trump's trust and rose through the communications team. Once his boss defeated Hillary Clinton, this strategist occupied the Deputy Directorate of Communications in the White House. Now he is Trump's campaign spokesperson, the former president who is going for a rematch.

In an exclusive dialogue with LPO, shortly after the event carried out by the MAGA leader in Miami, Cheung assures that the former president does not stop growing among Latino voters. For this 41-year-old consultant, the economic situation will be the key to the 2024 election.

The latest polls show an advantage for Trump over Joe Biden. Do you believe them, or are they still premature polls?

The numbers are very good. The latest poll from the New York Times/Siena shows that Trump prevails over Biden in key states, such as Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and also nationally. We feel very good about it. Not to mention the internal Republican primary. We're going to beat the others. We are in a very good position for the remaining year, and until the election.

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What will be the key to the election: the economy, the immigration policy or the cultural battle?

The economy is definitely on everyone's mind. It's the key. In his speech in Miami, Trump emphasized economy and inflation because they affect everyone in the country. We saw it in the last 3 years with the Biden administration. The economy is going to be the most important motive for the election. National security, foreign policy and the crisis at the border are very important, but the economy is above all.

"Trump is expanding his electoral base among Latinos. We have not stop growing since 2020"

Do you perceive a change in the Latino vote towards more conservative positions and in favor of Trump?

They are supporting us a lot. And the latest New York Times/Siena poll shows it. Trump is expanding his electoral base among Latinos. We did well with Latinos in 2020, and we have only been growing since then. In 2016, 29% of Hispanics supported us. Now polls show 43% support. That's what the Times said. Trump understands the importance of the Latino community. That's why he came to Hialeah, where so many Hispanics live.

Trump missed the Republican debate again. Why?

The important thing is happening here. Look at all the people, the press, the enthusiasm among the people who came to see him in Miami. Nothing happened in the debate.

Who is Trump's main Republican defiant: Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley?

There is no defiant. There are certainly other competitors listed, but there is no real challenge. Trump is leading the polls by 40, 50 or even 60 points. There are no competitors. There are many fighting for the second place, but no one for the first.

The economy is definitely on everyone's mind. It's the key. In his speech in Miami, Trump emphasized economy and inflation because they affect everyone in the country. We saw it in the last 3 years with the Biden administration.

What do you think of Governor Ron DeSantis?

His management in Florida is something that many state citizens value, but as Trump always says: loyalty matters a lot. And DeSantis was disloyal to the movement and President Trump. And the MAGA movement and the electoral bases will never forget it.

"Trump is expanding his electoral base among Latinos. We have not stop growing since 2020"

Who will be Trump's running mate?

There are many conversations and versions on it. Obviously, it's something that Trump will decide. He hasn't made up his mind yet.

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Some versions point to Tim Scott - who has just dropped out of his candidacy - or even to Francis Su√°rez, the Mayor of Miami...

There are possibilities for everyone. But as we approach Iowa and New Hampshire and Super Tuesday, then Trump will make a decision.

Will Biden be the Democratic candidate, or do you think the government has a plan B?

From our perspective, Biden is most likely, and that's fine. We are beating Biden by large numbers, also Kamala Harris, if she were the candidate. Even by more. Who ever the Democrat is, it doesn't matter who, they are responsible for the economy, inflation, national security, the crisis at the border. We don't care against who.

It's not about Biden's age. It's about his mental acuity, mind and ability. When you see Biden trying a speech and he can't find the words, he stammers and hesitates, when he is trying to get on a plane and falls, those are images that stick in the voters' minds.

Who will Robert Kennedy's independent candidacy get more votes from: Biden or Trump?

The polls I saw show that he gets more votes from President Trump, others show that he gets more votes from Biden. And I think the latter is going to happen, because Kennedy has a very very liberal career and history. So, the most logical thing is that it affects Biden's candidacy more.

Will Biden's age be a factor in the election?

It's not about Biden's age. It's about his mental acuity, mind and ability. It's not an age issue. When you see Biden trying a speech and he can't find the words, he stammers and hesitates, when he is trying to get on a plane and falls, those are images that stick in the voters' minds. They are going to keep it in mind when they go to vote.

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