Ed Fuentes I PtD
Speaking as someone researching political satire and how messages are presented in the streets, the morning in front of the Trump International Hotel could not have been more delicious. It worked as a pop-up installation of metal, wheels, speeches and smells curated by The Culinary Union. It was titled #walloftacotrucks and had representation by Asian food trucks and a campaign bus supporting Hillary Clinton.
The protest responded to Trump’s promise of a wall as immigration policy, and an of the cuff remark by Marco Gutierrez, founder of the group Latinos for Trump. He warned voters in September. of the big brown tide coming in. “My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner, ” said Gutierrez.
Hashtags #TacosOnEveryCorner and #walloftacotrucks can be filed under presidential campaign phrases.
Kristen Peterson and Mikayla Whitmore report about the protest for Munchies.com
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ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.