Culinary Union Organizes ‘Wall’ Of Taco Trucks to Protest Trump Campaign

Kerry Close
The workers say Trump refuses to bargain with them.

If you want to make a big, bold statement in 2016, building a wall appears to be the way to go.

In an effort to mock and protest Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promises to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border if elected, NBC News reported, a union of culinary workers has assembled a “wall” of taco trucks outside the Trump International Las Vegas Hotel.

More than 50 volunteers and 35 taco trucks gathered outside the hotel Wednesday before the debate. Nevada’s Culinary Union claims that Trump’s hotel has refused to bargain with laborers since they successfully voted to unionize last year.

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Trump’s comments about building a wall on the border—and making Mexico pay for it—have incited the ire of many Latin American voters. The wall of taco trucks was also meant to mock a Trump supporter who asserted in a September interview that increased Latino immigration would lead to “taco trucks on every corner.” The comment spurred a backlash on social media, accompanied by the trending hashtag #TacosOnEveryCorner.

“We want to show him that walls don’t divide us, and rather what he has done is uniting us,” Yvanna Cancella, the union’s political director, told NBC.

The Trump campaign, however, told Buzzfeed that it welcomes the trucks, saying campaign workers would greatly appreciate the chance to eat a good taco.

 

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