As the nation goes out to celebrate the culturally appropriated excuse to drink excessive amounts of tequila that is Cinco De Mayo, the fallout from Donald Trump’s bizarre and racist picture of himself eating a taco bowl and declaring that he “loves Hispanics” continues to unfold.
Former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee, now the host of her own show , Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, had a particularly amusing response to the presumptive Republican nominee’s offensive post.
The best taco bowls are made by immigrants who resent a rich prick calling them rapists. Love inauthentic Mexican! pic.twitter.com/9tEORJxoZp
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) May 5, 2016
After having spent the past eight months or so demonizing Hispanics as “murderers and rapists,” it’s disgusting to see this kind of cheap pandering. Is it even pandering? Or is it just a masterful troll to start an internet flame war, with liberal sites exploding with fury as Trump supporters cry “political correctness” and launch into their own inevitably slur-filled defense?
Either way, it has been an endless source of amusement for all.
Adviser: We have to talk about latinos.
Trump: Or do u mean
*holds up taco bowl*
TACO bout them?
Adviser: I need a photographer in here NOW
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 5, 2016