Donald Trump is not exactly a favorite in Mexico due to his negative remarks about the country earlier this year. In his controversial statement, Donald Trump stated that when Mexico sends its people to America, it does not send its best. The following was the statement as reported by the Washington post.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
And during an interview with Fox News, the real estate mogul reiterated his statement saying he had no apologies to make.
“I can never apologize for the truth. I don’t mind apologizing for things. But I can’t apologize for the truth. I said tremendous crime is coming across. Everybody knows that’s true. And it’s happening all the time. So, why, when I mention, all of a sudden I’m a racist. I’m not a racist. I don’t have a racist bone in my body.”
However, Donald Trump attempted to clarify his controversial remark by issuing a statement in May.
“The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs. The Border Patrol knows this… Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border. The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of the world.”
This is according to Business Insider.
However, it seems Donald Trump’s views have had an unpredictable impact on some Mexican businesses as it turns out, Donald Trump is himself big business in the piñata market. Apparently, piñatas that resemble Donald Trump are hot in Mexico due to the population’s disdain for him due to his remarks.
According to Dalton Avalos Ramirez, a piñata trader who spoke to the Associated Press about his Donald Trump piñata venture, he first made the decision to make one that resembled him “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.” This is as reported by ABC News.
He also added that “People want to burn the [Donald Trump themed] piñatas. They want to break them.”
According to the LA Times, the piñatas which cost between $12 and $18 are in high demand. Esther Garcia a piñata salesperson who spoke to the site offered her insight on the phenomenon.
“People have been asking for him [Donald Trump themed piñatas] a lot… I don’t like him [Donald Trump].”
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