Taco trucks on every corner! It’s supposed to be a dire warning about what America would become if, as Donald Trump surrogates say, Mexican immigration goes unchecked and Hillary Clinton is elected president.
“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 going to have taco trucks on every corner,” warned Marco Gutierrez, founder of the group Latinos for Trump.
The viral sensation started with an MSNBC interview with Joy Reid on Thursday night.
People are reacting with a mix of anger over what some perceive to be a bigoted comment to amusement over a Trump doomsday prediction that sounds delicious to a lot of people.
In San Antonio, people are saying that a taco truck on every corner sounds a lot like South Texas.
All of this comes after a Donald Trump immigration speech promising no amnesty, the construction of a border wall, the hiring of an additional 5,000 Border Patrol agents added to the current 21,000, and the undoing of an executive order for DREAMers.
Former San Antonio mayor and Hillary Clinton supporter Julian Castro took to Facebook, asking "Where in the world does Trump find these people?"
In San Antonio, where taco trucks are already on many corners, taco lovers wondered why taco trucks on every corner is a bad thing.
“I don't understand what the problem is there,” said Adam Wiggins, a Gary Johnson supporter. “I thought America was supposed to be about all different cultures.”
“It's kind of all disrespectful. I kind of laugh it off now. It's just kind more of a joke to me,” said Jennifer Ramirez, another Johnson supporter. “I honestly don't take any of it seriously. Donald trump is kind of over.”
Many saw the comment as out of step with reality, considering salsa sold $40 million dollars more than ketchup in the United States... in 1992. That sales dominance that hasn’t changes in 14 years.
This comment comes at a sensitive time for the Trump campaign as several Hispanics members have resigned, including Houston immigration lawyer Jacob Monty, who resigned after Wednesday’s speech.
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