Trump surrogate Marco Gutierrez made headlines a few days ago when he declared that unless Trump was elected, there would be a “taco truck on every corner” – as if that was a bad thing. “My culture is a very dominant culture. 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” said the founder of “Latinos For Trump.”
While clearly meant to be perceived as an ominous dogwhistle about Mexican culture “dominating” the white Christian culture that conservatives want to impose on all Americans, he clearly did not consider the love that Americans hold for tacos, the hard-shell interpretation of which is ubiquitous enough to be enshrined with pizza, the cheeseburger, and fried chicken in the American pantheon of fast food. Social media immediately erupted in demands for taco trucks on every corner.
Democrats, ever quick to seize the advantage, immediately began trolling Trump by parking a taco truck outside of Trump’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado. It’s not only handing out delicious treats – it’s also registering voters for the critical election soon to come.
— Eric English (@EricEnglish777) September 2, 2016
The Arizona Democratic Party quickly followed suit with their own signage and plans for taco trucks:
— YvonneWingettSanchez (@yvonnewingett) September 2, 2016
It just goes to show how poorly the Donald Trump campaign plans its attacks – because a taco truck on every corner sounds like the best thing ever. Personally, the author would also like to see a halal kebab food truck on every other corner as well, because hot sauce/white sauce on lamb can’t be beat!