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Latinos for Trump Founder Warns of ‘Taco Trucks on Every Corner’ Under Clinton

The future looks awesome. Photo: Jed Egan

Latinos for Trump co-founder Marco Gutierrez knows what the future will hold if Hillary Clinton becomes president, and it is dire. And convenient. And delicious.

While questioning him about Trump’s proposed immigration plan, Joy Reid asked Mr. Gutierrez how exactly the country would be worse off under Hillary Clinton. After a little public speaking 101 — kicking off with a quote from the Wrath of Khan: “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” — Gutierrez launched into a bizarre, frankly racist polemic.

He described Latino culture as “a very dominant culture” and “imposing.” And said — clearly working up to his denouement — “it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it you’re gonna have taco trucks on every corner.”

While we have no doubt that heading a Latino pro-Trump group is disorienting, in this case Marco seems to have seriously misjudged America’s feelings vis-à-vis taco trucks, at least according to Twitter, where the response was swift.

Gutierrez has since responded to the incident and cleared everything up. And by “cleared everything up” we mean he tweeted a link to an L.A. Times story about the poor health and safety records of food trucks.

Let’s keep Mexican food where it belongs, guys, in office buildings.

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