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:
Two choices and only two choices for America: a taco truck on every corner, or a Trump Tower grill selling taco bowls on every corner.— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 2, 2016
I WILL PUT A TACO TRUCK ON YOUR BLOCK, AND WE'LL GET TRUMP TO PAY FOR IT #willis2024— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 2, 2016
Who needs a lame taco truck when you could have a delicious Trump Tower Taco Bowl instead?— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 2, 2016
Laugh now, but taco trucks are merely the gateway vehicle for chiimichanga vans. #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner— ryuge (@0ryuge) September 2, 2016
I hope somebody is creating the #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner super-pac right now.— Annette (@maryannemarin) September 2, 2016