‘You’re going to have taco trucks on every corner’
The Trump campaign’s anti-immigrant fear mongering has reached a new low. Yesterday, on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Marco Gutierrez, founder of the group Latinos for Trump, issued a dire warning to the American people: “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.” Joy Reid, the show’s host, was confused by the comment, “I don’t even know what that means and I’m almost afraid to ask,” she said.
Gutierrez’s comments were an attempt to scare Americans over a hypothetical Latino invasion that would happen if Hillary Clinton is elected president. But, for many, the idea of a future where there’s easy access to tasty, affordable Mexican food feels like paradise. If Trump is looking to increase his dwindling poll numbers, courting the anti-taco vote is a losing strategy. In fact, last year Americans ate 4.5 billion tacos and salsa is now a more popular condiment than ketchup.
#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner sounds like the real American dream to me. FOH. https://t.co/0e5Wx4lRpM— Akilah Hughes (@Akilah Hughes) 1472788152.0
I feel like adding #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner to her platform will raise @HillaryClinton's favorability numbers significantly— Chrissy Schwen (@Chrissy Schwen) 1472836345.0
RETWEET if you want #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner. 😋 https://t.co/cu4KpAFtze— Texas Democrats (@Texas Democrats) 1472827889.0
I normally stay out of political talk on social media, but this is TOO FUNNY! #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner https://t.co/yZ1lLFRzzi— Dan Hughes (@Dan Hughes) 1472828919.0
Gutierrez’s comments come at a tough time for the Trump campaign. Earlier this week, several members of his Hispanic advisory council quit his campaign after he doubled down on his hard-line immigration stance. “There was so much hope,” said Jacob Monty, a former member Trumps Hispanic advisory council said. “He used us as props.”
Here are more of Twitter’s hilarious reactions to the coming Taco-Pocalypse.
They're bringing carnitas. They're bringing carne asada, al pastor... and some of them, I assume, are good people. #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner— roamon (@roamon) 1472841923.0
I live in Los Angeles. We already have #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner, and it's wonderful.— Steve Hofstetter (@Steve Hofstetter) 1472827116.0
Deep down i believe @VP responded to #tacotrucksoneverycorner like this https://t.co/F9yMHx5gJR— Dorsey Shaw (@Dorsey Shaw) 1472826408.0
.@MarcoGutierrez I cannot wait for taco trucks on every corner! Let's win this election! #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner https://t.co/6XVMs2yKOf— Cristóbal Alex (@Cristóbal Alex) 1472823329.0
So do we get tequila out of every water fountain too? #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner— marioradio (@marioradio) 1472787987.0
Here for #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner like... https://t.co/rmyBnsEuna— ✡️ Josh Shahryar ☪️ (@✡️ Josh Shahryar ☪️) 1472786066.0