VP Pence at Cinco de Mayo event: Trump has made Latinos 'a priority'


Vice President Mike Pence says President Trump has made Latino Americans "a priority" in his presidency.

Pence expressed the administration's support of Hispanic Americans Thursday while speaking at an event in Washington, D.C.

The event was a party honoring Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla.

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According to the Hill, VP Pence also discussed the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the US and called the country a nation of immigrants, with "a few exceptions."

Trump's administration has had a turbulent relationship with Mexico as the President continues to say Mexico will pay for the border wall he plans on building.

Earlier this year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a meeting with Trump over a series of tweets regarding the same issue.

Last year, before he was named the GOP presidential nominee, Trump tweeted this photo on Cinco de Mayo, saying, "The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!"