Woman Nodding at Trump Town Hall Identified: Hispanic Beauty Queen and Ex-Candidate

Woman Nodding at Trump Town Hall Identified: Hispanic Beauty Queen and Ex-Candidate


The woman who sat behind President Donald Trump during his NBC News town hall Thursday in Miami and nodded along as he made many of his points has been identified as Mayra Joli.

Joli is an immigration attorney who ran for Congress in 2018 as a pro-Trump candidate, according to the Miami Herald.

She ran as an independent in Florida’s 27th Congressional District, garnering 2.5 percent of the vote. (Democrat Donna Shalala, who was secretary of health and human services in the Clinton administration, won the seat.)

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Joli posted a video on Facebook of her interaction with the president following the town hall event at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

“We have your back! You see, you see, you are the best,” Joli can be heard saying.

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Trump asked her where she is from and she said, “I’m from the Dominican Republic, but I’m American. I’m an American.”

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