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Trump campaign says it is gaining black and Hispanic supporters

A spokesman for President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE’s reelection campaign said Wednesday that it is gaining support among black and Hispanic voters in key battleground states.

“As the president is strong, and we will continue to see that strength grow because he’s getting stronger and stronger with black voters and with Latino voters in key states like Arizona — I would say Latino voters are very important there,” Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s communications director, said on Hill.TV’s "Rising."

Murtaugh said the president’s growing standing among voters of color will help buoy down-ballot Republicans in tight reelection races, citing Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyTrump nominee's long road to Fed may be dead end McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol McSally's final floor speech: 'I gave it my all, and I left it all on the field' MORE (R) of Arizona, who is trailing in polls against Democratic former astronaut Mark Kelly.

“Senator McSally and senators in other battleground states will do well running with the president,” he said.

Murtaugh did not offer any evidence or polling to support his claims.

The president won just 8 percent of black voters and 28 percent of Latino voters in 2016 and is seeking to improve those figures, hoping that marginal gains could take crucial swing states away from former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE, the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee.

You can watch more of Murtaugh’s interview above.