An immigrant union of Mexicans and Latinos plans to erect a ‘wall’ – of taco trucks – outside of Trump International Las Vegas hotel, ahead of tomorrow’s final presidential debate at a university in the city, BuzzFeed News reported.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has during his campaign called Mexicans “rapists” and ranted against immigrants saying he “will build a great, great wall on our southern border” and will have Mexico pay for it.
“As he has demonized Hispanics, women, veterans, and the disabled, we will send him and those who supported him like my opponent Congressman Cresent Hardy a message that we’re here and we vote,” said Democrat Ruben Kihuen, to BuzzFeed News.
The Culinary Union and several other groups aim to have at least five taco trucks outside Trump’s hotel, in addition to a banner in the style of a wall that participants will be able to sign.
“Taco trucks, featuring perennially sky-high approval ratings, were dragged into the 2016 race by a Hispanic Trump surrogate who argued on MSNBC that Latino culture is very dominant, warning that eventually there would be taco trucks on every corner,” BuzzFeed News explained.
The Trump campaign’s response to the ‘wall’ of taco trucks? –“I never, EVER turn down a chance to eat some good tacos so I say ‘thanks’ for setting up shop right outside!” said senior adviser and Hispanic outreach director AJ Delgado, to BuzzFeed News.
The Culinary Union has held nearly 10 rallies outside Trump’s Las Vegas hotel, since workers voted to unionize and won last December. They argue that Trump is illegally refusing to bargain with them.
“Everyone coming together is really about sending a message that we reject Trump and the politics of hate,” said Rocio Saenz of iAmerica, another group supporting the Union. Saenz told BuzzFeed News she believes the Latino and the Asian-American communities will come out strongly to repudiate Trump in November.
As the political director of the Culinary Union said, “We’re reminding Mr Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November.”