Donald Trump Proclaims "I Love Hispanics!" With Taco Bowl Photo; Twitter Reacts
The presumptive GOP nominee shared a Facebook post on Cinco de Mayo.
Donald Trump shared a photo of himself with a taco bowl lunch on Cinco de Mayo and within the hour, Twitter exploded.
Giving a thumbs-up while getting ready to chow down at his desk, the GOP presumptive nominee wrote: "The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!
He also shared the post from from his official Facebook page, where it has already been shared over a quarter of a million times.
Savvy Twitter users were quick to point out that the featured taco bowl was absent from the Trump Tower Grill menu, though a Cinco de Mayo "Taco fiesta!" special was listed on the menu at the neighboring Trump Tower Cafe.
Notables in Hollywood, the media and in the political arena were also swift to react to Trump's message on Twitter (on Thursday afternoon, #Hispanics was the top trending item). Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton called out her rival by sharing clips of Trump speaking on deporting illegal immigrants, including an interview he gave Wednesday to NBC News.
In the interview, Trump told Lester Holt that undocumented immigrants "are going to be deported." He added, "Look we either have a country or we don't. We have many illegals in the country and we have to get them out and go through a process, go through a system and ones who have done well and have really achieved we want to bring them back in."
Sure to be a topic for the late-night fodder, Full Frontal's Samantha Bee chimed in with her own Twitter take, while Stephen Colbert teased the moment ahead of The Late Show on Thursday afternoon. See those and the other reactions on social media that came pouring in below.
The best taco bowls are made by immigrants who resent a rich prick calling them rapists. Love inauthentic Mexican! pic.twitter.com/9tEORJxoZp— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) May 5, 2016
Was just in Mexico where I had an authentic taco bowl, microwaveable chimichangas, Doritos and chalupas! Tres bien amigos!#TrumpBowl— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 5, 2016
Happy Cinco De Mayo from Donald "I can't be racist bc I love taco bowls" Trump!!!— Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) May 5, 2016
When we build your wall, will we also ban taco bowls? https://t.co/edq0E31Xcq— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) May 5, 2016
Now that Trump's shown he loves #Hispanics by eating a taco bowl, I can't wait for the inevitable Halal Cart "I love Muslims" Twitter post.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 5, 2016
See, he's not racist. He's eating a taco bowl. Here we were, all worried. https://t.co/HtDljoj5Om— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) May 5, 2016
Donald Trump kicks off his Hispanic voter outreach with a delicious Cinco de Mayo taco bowl - The Washington Post https://t.co/3DRv4ZZbSS— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) May 5, 2016
Oh if he eats tacos then I guess he does love Hispanics. https://t.co/6Gdg6iQEyw— Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) May 5, 2016
I see your love for Hispanics and I RAISE you by declaring my love for the blacks and also the ones with the funny eyes.— Tom Segura (@tomsegura) May 5, 2016
Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best Quesalupas are made in Taco Bell. I love Hispanics!— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) May 5, 2016
guys the big deal of that photo is that he posted it for Cinco De Mayo which is MEXICAN holiday not a HISPANIC holiday— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) May 5, 2016
+ hispanic outdated
Trump just legit posted a pic of himself eating a taco bowl with the caption "I LOVE HISPANICS!"— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) May 5, 2016
Trump Advisor: Just tweet about taco bowls. The Hispanics love taco bowls.— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) May 5, 2016