Ford: SHANNON EBRAHIM
For President Donald Trump to get re-elected for a second term in 2020 he will need to secure enough votes in the key swing state of Florida.
Last time around it was a narrow victory, as Trump won Florida’s 29 electoral votes by garnering only 112 911 votes more than Hillary Clinton.
Usually, support for the Democrats among Florida’s Hispanic voters has been enough to enable them to carry Florida, but Trump’s support among working-class voters tipped the outcome in his favour. Often the results in Florida are a close call. In 2012 President Barak Obama won in Florida by just 0.9 percentage points.
It seems Trump’s strategy to secure the Cuban vote in Florida at the next election is to completely reverse the positive “re-opening” with Cuba that Obama initiated. The White House is now doing everything in its power to appease the anti-Cuban lobby in Florida and unravel the initiatives and executive orders of Obama relating to rapprochement with Cuba. Continue reading