An enthusiastic Hispanic supporter of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump briefly suggested Friday that the real estate mogul’s campaign reached out to her before she appeared onstage at a Las Vegas rally where Trump swore he’d never met her before.
Trump pulled Myriam Witcher out of the crowd to join him onstage Thursday in Las Vegas. Witcher held up a copy of People magazine that had the billionaire on its cover and screamed “I’m Hispanic and I vote for Mr. Trump!”
“I swear to you — I think she’s totally beautiful and great,” Trump said. “I never met her before. I swear.”
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin asked Witcher in a Friday interview if she’d ever met Trump before sharing the stage with him.
“Only in my dreams,” Witcher replied.
She said that she wrote several times on her Facebook page that she was a Hispanic supporter of Trump and hoped to give the real estate mogul a hug.
“So did someone from the Trump campaign, Myriam, did they see what you posted on Facebook?” Baldwin asked. “Did someone from the campaign reach out to you?”
“I guess from the campaign, I guess,” Witcher replied. “I touch my feelings. I go by my heart and I very simply like Mr. Trump. I just said what I feel.”
“I’m just trying to ask did his campaign talk to you ahead of time?” Baldwin asked again.
“Nobody,” Witcher answered. “It’s not something—I just only talk to God and my computer and my heart. That’s it.”
Witcher went on to say that Trump’s comments disparaging immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico didn’t bother her at all.
“Mr. Trump is 100 percent right,” she said. “He’s our perfect man.”