Trump orders ‘cafecito’ in Little Havana day after presidential debate

MIAMI (WSVN) - Not even a full day after Monday’s historic presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump headed to Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood and picked himself up an empanada and a cafecito.

Trump hosted an event and fundraiser, which raised $25,000, at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center in Southwest Miami-Dade, Tuesday afternoon, with a group of his supporters from the Hispanic community. The town hall-style meeting consisted of community members sharing their stories, covering topics such as border control and immigration.

“I have so many friends from Cuba, and they are unhappy — not about a deal being made, but about the right deal being made,” Trump said.

He also used the time to claim victory after the debate. “It was a fascinating time, and I think we did well. We won virtually every poll,” the presidential nominee said.

Following the event, Trump made a stop at Cafe Versailles in Little Havana with Rudy Giuliani, where he took photos with supporters and ordered himself a cafecito and empanada. After paying for the bill, Trump left a tip of $83.

Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finally faced off on the debate stage following months of anticipation, and the two presidential hopefuls did not disappoint. The debate set a record in views with 84 million viewers.

Sparring on issues ranging from the economy and poverty to racial tensions in America, more than 80 million people tuned in to watch the political clash, according to Nielsen.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado spoke about how she was mistreated by the Republican nominee. “He was really aggressive,” she said. “He was very rude. He was a bad person with me. That is the story that I need to share, for my community.”

In 1996, Machado was a 19-year-old beauty pageant contestant from Venezuela when she won the Miss Universe crown. She said that with her first vote as an American citizen, she will vote for Clinton.

“He tried to destroy my self-esteem, and now I’m a voice in the Latin community,” said Machado in a CNN interview. “This country is beautiful. I love this country.”

Trump will head for the Midwest after his Florida stop, making his way to Iowa and Wisconsin. Clinton will appear with senator Bernie Sanders in new Hampshire, Wednesday, before making a South Florida stop of her own on Friday.

The next Clinton-Trump showdown is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

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