‘Latinos For Trump’ Founder Says Without Donald in White House, There Will Be ‘Taco Trucks on Every Corner’

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A founder of the Latinos for Trump group on Thursday warned that without Donald Trump in the White House, there would be “taco trucks on every corner” in America.

“My culture is a very dominant culture,” the Mexican-born Marco Gutierrez said on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes.” “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.”

Joy Reid, who was guest-hosting Hayes’ show, cut him off, saying, “I don’t even know what that means, and I’m afraid to ask,” before going to New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, a Dominican, for a reaction.

“I’m offended,” Espaillat said.

Gutierrez defended himself, saying, “We have a lot of good things that we’re bringing to the United States, but we also have problems.”

The exchange caused ripples among political watchers on social media, and comes at a time when the immigration debate is roiling the presidential election. Republican nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday visited Mexico before making a major immigration speech in Phoenix, Arizona. He also sought to clarify some of his fluctuating immigration positions earlier Thursday.

Trump’s Latino outreach has been reeling in recent days, with several prominent Hispanic Trump surrogates considering yanking their support.

Additionally, the Trump campaign has been trying to exercise greater control over its network of surrogates after a series of embarrassing headlines. It is trying to stop surrogates from making their own media bookings, instead running them through a campaign official.

(via: Politico)

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