Monday, September 5, 2016

Latino Trump Supporter Warns of ‘Taco Trucks on Every Corner'

A taco truck. (photo: KALW)
A taco truck. (photo: KALW)

By teleSUR
03 September 16
Apparently more taco trucks would be a scary, not a tasty, prospect.
he founding member of the “Latinos for Trump” group made a strange argument to support U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that a loose U.S. immigration policy would lead to “taco trucks on every corner.”

"My culture is a very dominant culture. And it's imposing, and it's causing problems. If you don't do something about it, you're gonna have taco trucks on every corner," said Marco Gutierrez during an interview with MSNBC on Thursday. "We have a lot of good things that we bring to the United States, but we also have a lot problems."

Interviewer Joy Reid seemed taken aback by the comments, replying “I don't even know what that means, and I'm almost too afraid to ask.”

The group says on its website that it is “empowered to bring about change in the status quo narrative of Latino society and voice our concerns of Illegal immigration.”

The group supports Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration and his plan to build a wall across the Mexico-U.S. border, a proposal that has unsurprisingly offended many Latin people. Trump has previously made racist, unfounded comments regarding Mexicans in the U.S., associating them with drugs, crime and rape.

The comments come on the back of Trump’s meeting with unpopular Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City on Wednesday.

While Trump has remained steadfast in his plan to build the wall, and build it on Mexico's dime, Peña Nieto rejected the proposal and said after the meeting with Trump that Mexico will not pay for the wall.

Users took to social media mocking the comments, with many welcoming the more Mexican food under the hashtag #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner. Surely there could be worse things to happen out the of US election.
(photo: teleSUR)
(photo: teleSUR)


+11 # backwards_cinderella 2016-09-03 09:21
I don't understand why a taco truck on every corner is a bad thing. I'm eating a taco right now as a matter of fact.
+4 # RMDC 2016-09-04 06:47
I could sure as hell use a taco truck on my corner. Send the McDonalds over somewhere else.
+9 # ktony 2016-09-03 09:58
When you are selling yourself on bigotry, you risk getting so caught up in it that you wander way off in the weeds. You forget that not everyone is stuck in your negative mode of thinking.
+9 # guomashi 2016-09-03 10:04
Better tacos on the corner than dead black men.
+7 # tedrey 2016-09-03 10:12
Counter it with a barbecue on every lawn.

By the way, whatever happened to a chicken in every pot?

Or a sandwich in every kid's hand all over the whole damned world?

The world has enough tacos, chickens and sandwiches if they were distributed evenly, damn it!

End of random rant . . . for now.
+9 # zagnut 2016-09-03 10:24
Tacos are my favorite food. When I was in college and watching some sporting event and drinking and partying, while everyone else was eating Pizza, I was eating tacos.
+8 # runningtab 2016-09-03 10:51
Gosh, that vision sets a higher bar for us Jews -- a pastrami sandwich truck on every corner. Why didn't we think of that?

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