Racially charged rhetoric and aggressive campaign strategies have pushed “Kill Donald Trump” into the mouths of some of his youngest critics. One young child recently screamed the angered threat at an Oregon Mexican restaurant when a Trump piñata swung from the ceiling, being battered by whatever patrons decided they wanted to take a swing at an effigy of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.
According to Russia Today, a variety of ages were present when El Diablito, a Portland Mexican diner, hung a Trump representation from the ceiling by its neck — giving those present a chance to “kill Donald.”
Some of the people in the video can be heard saying as much. One young boy yells, “I want to kill him” while he beats the Trump piñata. Another woman audibly releases her rage about what she feels Donald put into the 2016 race for the nation’s highest office.
“You’re bringing hate, and we don’t want you as a president.”
Trump piñatas have actually become hugely popular in Mexico, following the comments made by Donald early in his campaign about immigrants being responsible for a spike in crime in the United States, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. Papier-maché figures of the businessman-turned-politician were created and distributed by Reynosa artist Dalton Avalos Ramirez. Commenting on the popularity of the piñatas, Ramirez stated that citizens were irate over the comments that he had made about their nationality — something that had pushed them to want to destroy an image of him.
“People want to burn the piñatas. They want to break them.”
Inspiring the piñata trend in late June, Trump tied an influx of Mexicans to crime stats, specifically rape, when his candidacy was first gaining traction. Those incendiary statements rocketed his campaign recognition, but they also got him bumped out a several business deals. Most notably, perhaps, was one with Mexican TV station Univision, who Donald subsequently slammed with a $500 million breach of contract lawsuit.
“If you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country it’s mind-boggling!… They are bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and their rapists.”
Several journalists challenged Trump’s original statements, before deciding to go ballistic on a piñata. When asked for proof, Donald indicated a Fusion article that was actually about Mexican women crossing the border facing high instances of rape. While being questioning by CNN’s Don Lemon, Trump wondered where all the sexual assault was coming from if not from Mexicans.
“Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody’s doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?”
Despite the spike in piñata sales, Donald has still managed to retain some Hispanics who support him despite the way that he has spoken about them. One Colombian woman living in Las Vegas was featured on several major media outlets with her positive statements about Trump, saying that she had seen him in her dreams, including CNN.
“It doesn’t bother me at all. Mr. Trump he is 100% right. He is our perfect man. He is my perfect man… everything he says is absolutely right… He is our man sent from heaven. He’s a very very beautiful human being, beautiful heart, a lot of love and compassion.”
Do you think “Kill Donald Trump” piñatas are a way for those attacked by the GOP frontrunner to let out some steam, or a hypocritical way of allowing anger to beget anger?
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