Rush for Piñatas made in the likeness of Trump.
By Raif Karerat
WASHINGTON, DC: After the constant stream of derogatory comments Donald Trump has spouted about Hispanic Americans and Mexicans, few could place any blame with somebody wanting to take a swing at him.
If you’re a resident of Mexico or California, you just might get the chance. Piñatas made in the likeness of the real estate magnate and 2016 GOP presidential candidate, who is currently tied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for first place, according to Breitbart.
According to an Associated Press report, Dalton Avalos Ramirez of Reynosa made the Donald Trump piñata “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.” He noted that, in their own way, the Trump piñatas had proven popular. “People want to burn the piñatas. They want to break them,” he said.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles planned to fill Trump-piñatas with trash and break them in an effort to make the newly declared politician unwelcome, but were having difficulty locating them as they were mostly sold out.
Luis Marin of the shop “Amazing Piñatas” told L.A. Weekly, “Every time we bring one out, it doesn’t last more than half an hour in the store. We have a lot of orders. People come buy them and say they can’t find them anywhere else.”
Trump incensed many when, during the speech announcing his presidential run, he stated, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Not even a month later, Trump made continued his inflammatory tirade against Mexico by politicizing the death of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old woman shot dead in San Francisco.
“What about the undocumented immigrant with a record who killed the beautiful young women (in front of her father) in San Fran. Get smart,” he wrote on Twitter.
“This is an absolutely disgraceful situation and I am the only one that can fix it,” Trump said in a statement. “Nobody else has the guts to even talk about it. That won’t happen if I become President. The American people deserve a wall to protect our jobs, economy and our safety,” he continued, referring to the physical wall he wants to construct between the U.S. and Mexico border.
A number of companies have cut all ties with Trump as a result of his anti-Mexican comments, all of which have been ridiculed in turn by the gratingly loquacious billionaire. According to ABC News, they include Univision, NBCUniversal, Macy’s, NASCAR, ESPN, Serta, the PGA, and the Federal Aviation Administration, which announced it was renaming three Donald Trump related flight coordinates — UFIRD, DONLD, and TRMMP — that are above Palm Beach International Airport.