Donald Trump Piñatas Hit the Streets in Mexico
Now everyone can take a swing at the real estate mogul.
As the cue for bashing Donald Trump for his derogatory remarks on Mexico keeps getting longer (latest bashers include Cher and Eva Longoria), Mexicans can now purchase their own Trump piñata to get back at the Republican presidential candidate.
The Associated Press reported earlier this week that Trump-faced piñatas are now available in a variety of sizes at Piñateria Ramirez, a long-standing piñata store in the border city of Reynosa.
Dalton Avalos Ramirez, the artist responsible for the piñatas, tweeted a pic of the Trump piñata on display at the shop with the line “Now Mexico can take revenge against @realDonaldTrump.”
Avalos Ramirez told AP that he created the piñatas “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.”
“People want to burn the piñatas; they want to break them. People are angry,” he added.
People certainly are. Ever since Trump’s ill-fated remarks associating Mexican immigrants with rape, murder and drugs sparked outrage in Mexico, the businessman became a punching bag for an array of public figures and celebrities, including Mexican president Ernesto Peña Nieto and the country’s biggest TV and film star Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included).
Trump’s businesses also were affected, as NBC severed all association with The Apprentice host and Televisa pulled out of the Miss Universe pageant, a move Trump responded to with a $500 million lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
According to a post on Piñateria Ramirez’s Facebook page, the last piñata to be such a popular target of hate was that of Arjen Robben, the Dutch soccer team star whose false penalty foul resulted in Mexico’s disqualification at the World Cup last year.