Christine Sanchez, 51, said she rarely talked politics with her mother, a Democrat who is critical of Mr. Trump. “But it’s not about racism, not at all,” she said. “We weren’t raised with thinking any of that. Now, as soon as somebody hears something they don’t agree with, they say ‘racist.’”

Ms. Sanchez said she was shocked when other parents at her daughter’s school said they were fearful after the El Paso shooting.

“They felt like they were targeted because they’re Hispanic and I’m like, people, no way,” she said. “You’re in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, and you were targeted?”…

“There are a lot of people like me here who are not liberal and support everything the president has done,” said Yolanda Castro, 56, as she edged her way toward the front row.