Washington, Oct 25 : Democratic frontrunner in the 2020 US election, Joe Biden, has launched a bid to rally Hispanic voters, only to see it hijacked by President Donald Trump’s team, a media report said.
On Wednesday the Biden campaign took to Twitter to announce its “Todos Con Biden” (Everyone with Biden) drive, the BBC report said on Friday.
The Trump camp immediately bought the domain name www.todosconbiden.com.
The page now features a picture of a downbeat-looking Biden with the text – both in Spanish and English: “Oops, Joe forgot about Latinos.”
A prominent link redirects viewers to the “Latinos for Trump” site.
In response, the Biden campaign on Thursday issued a statement saying: “It is no surprise that Trump’s campaign would resort to childish antics like this to take attention away from this President’s appalling record of separating families and using immigrants as scapegoats.”
Biden, the former Vice President, is among 15 Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for the presidential election.
He is regarded as one of the top contenders, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
A record 32 million Latino people are expected to cast their ballots next year.