The Minority Chamber of Commerce of the United States (MCCUSA) will recognize the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump Jr. as “Man of the Year” at a gala on Jan. 13 in South Florida, the organization announced Tuesday.
House Speaker Doug Mayorga told Efe that Donald Jr. will be honored for his business leadership at the helm of the Trump Corporation and reflected in his first book, “Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.
Donald Trump Jr., who runs the family company with his brother Eric, is a “clear example” of “America’s entrepreneurial spirit,” Mayorga said.
The president of the CCMUSA said the recognition of the president’s son can be “controversial” because of the policies the White House has developed since Trump came to power in 2017.
However, he said, the organization is independent and apolitical and is made up of “business people” who are interested in the work done by the “Trump brand.
To reflect their political independence, Mayorga said that they also invited businessman, former New York mayor and Democratic nominee for the White House, Michael Bloomberg, to speak at the annual Summit of Directors General of the Americas held that same day.
The gala and the summit will be held at the Trump Nacional Hotel, owned by the U.S. president in Doral, a city near Miami.
These awards have already recognized more than 500 business executives, journalists, politicians, officials, and community organizations for their “tireless” work to strengthen “diversity in the business sector, professional and community service,” the CCMUSA said in a statement.
In addition to Trump Jr., the organization will recognize Telmex’s first executive, Carlos Slim, as “global CEO of the year” and American Airlines’ Christine Valls as “corporate executive of the year” with the Gala Leadership Excellence Awards.
The “Woman of the Year” is, in the opinion of the CCMUSA, the governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez, while “Corporate Hispanic of the Americas” will go to Oscar Munoz, the first executive of United Airlines, and “Innovative CEO of the Year” will go to Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.
The CCMUSA is a private and independent organization with more than 25,000 members in the U.S. Latin America whose objective is economic and technological development, promoting exports, imports and infrastructure in the region.