One of the founders of the group that calls themselves Latinos for Trump, warned residents on Thursday that if Trump is not elected as president, America would have a taco truck on every one of its corners. Marco Gutierrez, a Mexican born individual, further said on MSNBC’S All In With Chris Hayes that his culture is a very dominant one. He described it as imposing and said that it is causing problems and if the American public doesn’t do something about it, they will have taco trucks on all of their street corners.
He was cut off by Joy Reid who was a guest host on the day who said that she didn’t know what he meant by that and was scared to ask before she switched to state Senator of New York, Adriano Espaillat who is Dominican to get a reaction. Espaillat let them know in no uncertain terms that he was utterly offended after which Gutierrez attempted to defend himself by saying that Latinos do bring a lot of good things to the US but that they also have problems.
The interview and the subsequent words that were had caused an unsettlement on social media platforms among the political watchers. This comes at a time when the debate on immigration in America is agitating the imminent elections for president. Donald Trump, who is the Republican nominee, paid a visit to Mexico on Wednesday before he made a key immigration speech in Phoenix, Arizona. At the same time he attempted to shine some light on his earlier immigrations positions which left many confused as to his actual opinion.
Trump’s success in his attempts to reach out to Latino’s have been flailing recently which saw many of his prominent Hispanic surrogates reconsidering their support of him and his campaigns. In addition Trump’s campaign have been trying to get increased control over its surrogate network after many embarrassing headlines made their way into local papers. They are now trying to prevent these surrogates from making their own bookings with the media by trying to come up with a way of forcing them to run it through a campaign official to ensure what comes out is okayed by these officials first.