Given how much he loves taco bowls, you'd think Donald Trump would appreciate taco trucks. But earlier this summer, the founder of Latinos for Donald Trump warned us about the possibility of taco trucks on every corner if the U.S. doesn't do something about immigration policies and/or build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico as Trump has suggested. So on Wednesday in the hours leading up to the third and final presidential debate, a union is going to give Trump the wall he's been looking for. But there's a catch: That "wall" will come in the form of a line of taco trucks parked around a Trump hotel in Las Vegas.
According to BuzzFeed News, the Culinary Union plans to organize a wall of at least five taco trucks, along with a banner that looks like a wall, outside of Trump's hotel in Las Vegas. That hotel is only a few miles from UNLV, where the final presidential debate will kick off on Wednesday night.
The Culinary Union has long beefed with Donald Trump in Vegas and has held almost ten rallies outside of Trump's hotel since last December when workers voted to unionize and won. They claim that Donald Trump is refusing to bargain with them—illegally. Ruben Kihuen, a Democrat running for Congress, will be speaking at the protest. She explained to BuzzFeed News, "We’re protesting Donald Trump’s hotel here in Vegas, where a majority of workers voted to unionize, and shamefully Trump has failed to sit down at the table with them." The candidate continued by saying that Trump has "demonized Hispanics, women, veterans, and the disabled."
The union says this taco truck wall will be built for the purpose of "reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November," Yvanna Cancela told BuzzFeed News. Cancela is the political director for the Culinary Union, of which the majority of members are Latino and predominantly immigrants.
Along with the Culinary Union, a handful of others will join the protest, BuzzFeed News reports. For Our Future, American Bridge, PLAN Action, iAmerica Action, Center for Community Change Action, Latino Victory Project, 50 immigrant advocacy activists from Los Angeles, and several politicians will be in attendance. Rocio Saenz, the president of iAmerica, explained, "Everyone coming together is really about sending a message that we reject Trump and the politics of hate."
Last month, in response to the Trump supporter's fear of taco trucks, a handful of taco trucks down in Texas helped with getting voters registered, in addition to serving tacos. Who could've known that something as delicious as tacos would play such a role in our presidential election?