Donald Trump on Friday made a direct appeal to Hispanic voters, vowing to curb minority unemployment and stop illegal drug cartels.
 
{mosads}In a two-minute video aired at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in California, Trump painted himself as the best candidate for Hispanic voters, even though polls still show the presumptive GOP presidential nominee struggling to gain support from that group. 
 
“National. Hispanic. Christian. Three great words. We’re going to take care of you. We’re going to work with you,” Trump said in a video. “You’re going to be very happy. You’re going to like President Trump.” 
 
Hispanic voters have so far indicated they are not on board with a President Trump.  
 
Only 23 percent of Hispanic voters said they would vote for Trump in November, while 60 percent said they would vote for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a Fox News Latino poll released Friday.
 
A central part of Trump’s campaign has been his promise to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico on the country’s southern border. 
 
But many conservative Hispanic leaders told The Hill ahead of the conference that his decision to send a video — his first direct message to Hispanic conservatives — amounted to a good first step at repairing his relationship with Latinos.
 
“We’re going to strengthen our borders. People are going to come in to our country but they’re going to come in through a process. They’ll come in legally,” Trump said Friday.
 
He also vowed to stop drugs from coming into the U.S. from Mexico. 
 
“We’re going to stop drugs from pouring into our country,” he said. 
 
The video appeared to have been shot on a cell phone aboard his plane, with Trump reading from typed notes on a single piece of printed paper in his hand. 
 
– Ben Kamisar contributed.
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