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Are Taco Trucks the Cornerstone Issue of Election 2016?

#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner is taking over Twitter

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What are the biggest issues surrounding the 2016 election? The economy, certainly; immigration, definitely; and terrorism, of course — but also, apparently, tacos. Specifically, the trucks that serve them.

Yesterday the founder of Latinos for Trump made a comment on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes regarding what will happen if Trump fails to win the presidency and institute his promised immigration crackdowns: "... if you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner," Marco Gutierrez said, sparking bewilderment from guest host Joy Reid.

The implication here, of course, is that the proliferation of taco trucks on every corner would somehow be a bad thing, trampling American culture with their delicious tortillas, savory meats, and chopped onion and cilantro. (Wait, is this why Hillary Clinton carries hot sauce in her bag?)

Naturally, the social media uproar surrounding Gutierrez’s comments was swift, as #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner quickly began trending:

Latinos for Trump Founder Warns of ‘Taco Trucks on Every Corner’ [Politico]

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