A wall — of taco trucks — is going up outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel this morning.
"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me..." Donald Trump said while announcing his run for President on June 16, 2015. "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall."
It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 months since Trump spoke of the now infamous wall he would erect between Mexico and the United States, but here we are. Since then the most famous combover in America has eaten a taco salad, repeatedly refused to touch food with his hands, and boosted business for taco trucks.
Speaking of taco trucks, with any luck, after the election they’ll “be on every corner.” But tomorrow, diners can find a “wall” of them all day in front of Trump’s Las Vegas hotel thanks to the Culinary Union, Culinary 226, a union of hospitality workers based in Las Vegas that has long fought against Trump and his hotel management and proposed policies.
The timing of the gathering of the taco trucks coincides with the final presidential debate, which will be held a few miles away at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 19.
As Buzzfeed reports, there will be “at least five” taco trucks parked outside the hotel today. Protesters are expected to join in the demonstration in opposition to Trump’s candidacy.
#WallOfTacos: Wednesday, October 19th at 10am in front of @TrumpLasVegas. #tacosoneverystreetcorner— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) October 18, 2016
“We’re reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November,” Yvanna Cancela, the political director for the majority Latino and predominantly immigrant union, told Buzzfeed.
Last December, employees of the Trump hotel joined the Culinary Union. Since then, workers have held several rallies outside the hotel accusing Trump of refusing to bargain with the union. The protests today and tomorrow, including the wall of taco trucks, are related to the issues between the hotel and the union.
Rally at @TrumpLasVegas: Wednesday at 10am! #Vegas #Trump #Debate pic.twitter.com/dKoajwIhj0— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) October 18, 2016
The Trump campaign told reporters they welcomed the taco truck wall.
Taco trucks are enjoying a boon these days thanks to the 2016 presidential election. Don’t forget that at some taco trucks you can register to vote, and do look out for masses of them on Election Day.
• A Union Is Building A Wall Of Taco Trucks Outside Trump’s Las Vegas Hotel [Buzzfeed]
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