Capitol Report: Democratic activists sound confident in Florida about running against Trump’s economy

Democrats aren’t going to struggle to frame the relatively strong U.S. economy in a way that helps them win back the White House, according to some progressive activists who talked strategy in Miami on Thursday as the party held its first presidential debates.

Marcos Vilar, executive director of the Florida-based Alianza for Progress, promised to push back whenever President Donald Trump visits the Sunshine State and talks up low unemployment and economic growth.

“We’re not going to let him come by and say, ‘Oh, the economy’s great.’ Why? Because our people that are working — most families that are living in Central Florida today that are Latino, African American — are struggling to pay their rent.

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