WATCH LIVE: Trump Speaks to Hispanic Business Owners at Latino Coalition Summit


President Donald Trump is the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s annual Latino Coalition Legislative Summit.

The president is expected to sell the GOP tax cut package to Hispanic business owners at the summit, and harp on his administration’s economic and national security efforts.

“Economic and national security are of great interest to the Hispanic community and President Trump looks forward to speaking to the members of the Latino Coalition about his policies,” said White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre, per AP.

Vice President Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at the summit last year.

While these sorts of appearances would be routine in any other administration, there is always an element of surprise with Trump — particularly considering he kicked off his presidential campaign in the innocent days of 2015 by calling Mexicans “rapists.”

The president’s appearance also comes amidst turmoil in the White House, exacerbated by a number of high profile departures in recent weeks (farewell Rob Porter, Hope Hicks, Gary Cohn et al) as well as an internal clash over tariffs that has divided the administration.

Trump’s remarks start at noon. Watch live above, via the White House.

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