The country's largest Hispanic construction group has endorsed Hillary Clinton. The move marks the first time that the Miami-based Latin Builders Association (LBA) has backed a Democrat for president.
The group's president told the Miami Herald that Clinton most aligns with its members focus on conservative principles, a pro-business mindset, and limited government regulation. The endorsement was a blow for rival Donald Trump, whose company oversees many construction projects in the area.
For Trump, failing to win the LBA’s endorsement represents a double political rejection: from conservatives and from builders, his business tribe. “Make Homebuilding Great Again,” read a sign at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach when Trump addressed the National Association of Home Builders in August.
Last year, the LBA ditched Trump National Doral golf resort as the venue for its biennial gala, citing Trump’s “recent pattern of bigoted, sexist and ignorant verbal assaults on immigrants, women and veterans.”