A spokesman for President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election 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 McSallyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by AT&T - Senate passes infrastructure bill, budget resolution; Cuomo resigns Schumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up GOP group launches million ad campaign pressing Kelly on filibuster 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 BidenUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Biden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Biden to tap law professor who wants to 'end banking as we know it' as OCC chief: reports MORE, the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee.
You can watch more of Murtaugh’s interview above.