President Donald Trump pumped up the new tax law and overall economic strength during a visit to Hialeah on Monday, peppering his comments with humor.
"Are there any Hispanics in the room? I doubt it," Trump joked in a room filled with prominent Hispanics, including Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and businessman Max Alvarez.
Rubio called Trump "a champion for the cause of freedom and democracy" for his stance toward Cuba and Venezuela.
Trump called Rubio, a fierce 2016 rival, "a great friend."
The president noted no Democrats voted for the $1.5 trillion tax package and called Sen. Bill Nelson "hostile to it," adding, "They want to raise your taxes and we can't let that happen. This country is starting to rock."
Gov. Rick Scott, who is running against Nelson, skipped the event. He held his own tax event in Naples on Monday morning before going to Chicago for a fundraiser.