UPDATE, 6 July:
Billionaire GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump just notched up his overt anti-Latin@ racism even further in a tweet on 4 July in which he manually retweeted a person claiming that fellow GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush “has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife.”
Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba Bush, is a first-generation Mexican immigrant. Contrary to the insistence of the racist tweeter and the plutocrat real estate mogul who echoed him, Columba Bush is not an undocumented immigrant.
Trump promptly deleted the explicitly racist comment—yet not before it was screencaptured and circulated throughout the internet.
This is not the first time by any means a GOP presidential candidate has made overtly racist comments. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was blasted for making similarly racist comments about Iranians in May.
ORIGINAL, 26 June:
Mexicans know how to deal with racists like Donald Trump: Turn them into treat-filled piñatas and then bash them into pieces.
Billionaire plutocrat Donald Trump officially declared on 16 June that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for president. In his announcement speech, Trump claimed that Mexican immigrants coming to the US are rapists, drug-dealers, and criminals.
“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting,” the filthy rich real estate mogul proclaimed. He also proposed building a giant separation wall to keep refugees out.
In a follow-up interview with far-right pundit Bill O’Reilly, Trump got conspiratorial and took his hatred out on not just Mexican immigrants, but on Mexico itself. “The Mexicans are the new China. … They are ripping us so badly,” he said. Mexico “is living off the United States” and is “not our friend.” (The Washington Post points out that, contrary to Trump’s white supremacist fearmongering, Mexico is “a country of more than 120 million people and the world’s 15th-largest economy.”)
Top Mexican officials blasted Trump’s racist comments as “prejudicial and absurd.”
Univisión, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the US, cancelled its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, which is partially owned by Donald Trump, and says it will sever all of its business ties with Trump in protest of his racism.
Renowned Mexican journalist and news anchor Joaquin Lopez-Doriga remarked on his TV show “If you look up imbecile in the dictionary, you’ll see it’s a synonym of Trump.
Mexican artist Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez, however, thought of a much more creative way to express his disgust with the white American billionaire’s overt racism: turn him into a piñata.
“It was a way of expressing disagreement of what he said about us Mexicans,” Ramirez explained. “Donald Trump should not promote racism against Mexicans or Latinos in America.”
The artist says he made the paper-mâché and cardboard art work in just one day.
“Normally I don’t care if the piñatas I made will be broken, but especially this piñata, we could say, is the one that everyone want to break,” Ramirez told Reuters.
This gives rich new meaning to the anti-racist slogan “Smash racism!”
Burning effigies of hateful, reactionary leaders is cool, but smashing piñatas that resemble them is even cooler. And, in the latter case, you even get candy.