If you were wondering why a large portion of your Twitter feed was filled with tweets about taco’s on Friday, it’s not because of “national taco day” or a local food truck festival – it actually has to do with Donald Trump’s immigration policy.
It all started Thursday evening when Marco Gutierrez, the founder of pro-Trump organization “Latinos for Trump,” appeared on MSNBC discussing the republican presidential candidate’s immigration policy. During the interview, Gutierrez called for changes to America’s immigration system, referencing Trump’s promise to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally for the “well-being of the American people.”
“My culture is a very dominant culture,” Gutierrez said.“It is imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”
The line, “taco trucks on every corner,” quickly began circulating on social media giving birth to the hashtag #TacoTruckOnEveryCorner – a concept some Twitter users believe is the new American dream.
You see, a lot of people didn’t see an abundance of taco trucks as a problem. In fact, most people were thrilled with the idea.
During Trump’s visit to Mexico this week and said he remains committed to building a wall along the roughly 2,000 mile (3,218 kilometre) U.S. border with Mexico. Trump is deeply unpopular with Mexicans, especially after he said the country was a source of rapists and criminals when he kicked off his campaign.
Ironically, Gutierrez’s comments seemed to turn the #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner hashtag into a pro-Hillary Clinton campaign. The democratic presidential candidate has often used Trump’s controversial stance on immigration to bolster her campaign.
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