Donald Trump’s first New Mexico rally is making headlines this morning. After peaceful protesters packed up their signs and headed to early voting locations, Donald Trump took the stage and gave his own impressions of New Mexico and the governor in charge.
Since 2000 the number of people on food stamps in New Mexico has tripled.
We have to get your governor to get going.
She has to do a better job. Your governor has to do a better job. She’s not doing the job.
Hey! Maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico. I’ll get this place going.
She’s not doing the job. We got to get her moving, Come on, let’s go governor.
As Joey Peters at The New Mexico Political Report points out, Trump’s facts weren’t exactly right, but his point was understood by everyone in the room.
So far this year, Governor Martinez has made national economic headlines leading the country in unemployment, child poverty and lowering graduation rates.
- New Mexico unemployment leads nation two months running | Jan, 2016 | ABQ Business First
“New Mexico has the highest child poverty rate in the United States” | Jan, 2016 | ABQ Business First
Report ranks New Mexico as worst state for graduation rates | May 11, 2016 | KRQE News 13