Republican nominee Donald Trump is opening a campaign office across from Pulse, the gay nightclub where 49 people, the majority of them Latino, were killed.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, late last week, an office opened on the 2000 block of South Orange Avenue with chairs and campaign signs with the following phrases: ‘Hispanos con Trump’, ‘The Train Trump’, and ‘The Silent Majority Stands with Trump.’
Across the Orlando, Florida street, at the corner of Orange and Esther Street, is a memorial for the nightclub victims.
Campaign officials were uncertain if the office was created by the candidate or a group supporting the businessman/reality star turned GOP leader
‘The Trump campaign is in the process of opening 25 offices across the state,’ spokesman David Chiokadze said to the newspaper. ‘However, we are running a coordinated campaign with [the Republican National Committee] and the local county [Republican Executive Committees]. So there will be many more offices in addition to our 25. All of which exist to support Donald Trump.’
The candidate faced criticism for appearing at the Pastors and Pews event, sponsored by the anti-LGBTI American Renewal Project.
If Trump expects to take the White House, he must win Florida. Presently, according to a Quinnipiac University poll, Trump is in a virtual tie with Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump is at 45%, Clinton 46%.