Now that he has the Republican nomination wrapped up, doughy presidential candidate Donald Trump is determined to undergo an image makeover so you’ll hopefully forget about all the offensive and incendiary things that he’s said over the past several months. Since today is May 5th — a.k.a., Cinco de Mayo, a major holiday in Mexico that commemorates its army’s victory over French forces in 1862 — Trump decided to do a little cultural outreach to our neighbors to the south.
Will it be effective and win over the hearts of the immigrants whom he once trashed for being drug dealers, thieves and rapists? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that…
Here is what Trump posted on his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon:
There are so many things about this that are incredible:
- The fact that Trump thinks eating a taco bowl will solidify his pro-Mexican bona fides.
- The fact that Trump can’t help using this cultural outreach as an excuse to promote the Trump Tower Grill.
- The fact that Trump had to say “I love Hispanics!” at the end, as though this pathetic attempt at ethnic pandering wasn’t obvious enough.
And yes, the only reason most candidates insist that they “love” a certain group of people is when they’ve said lots of things that have grievously offended said people.
But it gets better! Buzzfeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski actually called the Trump Grill and found out that they don’t even serve taco bowls:
The person who runs the Kylo Trump Twitter account also couldn’t help getting in on the action:
At any rate, I would like to say that this boneheaded attempt to smooth over his relations with Latino voters will go over like a lead balloon, but this election has proven to me that I have no idea what the hell is going on anymore, so I’ll just shut up now.