clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Portland Food Cart Invites Customers to Smash Donald Trump Piñata

New, 1 comment

Yelp reviewers are having a field day.

If you buy something from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

A Portland, Oregon-based food cart known for its tacos and tortas is drawing international attention for inviting customers to take out their frustrations on a life-sized Donald Trump piñata during its grand reopening. According to The Daily Mail, dozens of kids and adults were caught on video taking swings at the Trump figure as it hung from a rope during El Diablito's Saturday festivities, defiantly giving guests the middle finger.

In the clip, kids can be heard shouting, "I want to kill him." With a few blows from the bat the piñata is eventually torn apart and decapitated. "It has nothing to do about politics, actually. It's about having a good time," the owner later told a reporter. Unsurprisingly, the event has drawn criticism from conservative websites, and El Diablito's Yelp page is getting flooded with one-star reviews. One reviewer writes, "... deport yourselves if you're so unhappy in America because of this election." Eater was unable to reach the food cart for further comment.

Filling the Trump figure with candy might be the only way to make the xenophobic candidate more likeable. After Trump spouted disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants, chefs José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian pulled out of their respective deals to opening restaurants in an upcoming Trump Hotel. Trump has filed lawsuits against both parties claiming breach of contract. The pair have since filed countersuits against the mogul. Meanwhile, craft brewer BrewDog has offered Trump shares in the company if he drops out of the race.

Watch the piñata video below: