Trump: 'I Love Hispanics!'

| by Robert Fowler
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tweeted out a picture of him dining on a taco bowl served in Trump Tower. The business mogul used this opportunity to declare that he loves Hispanics.

On May 5, Trump took to social media to wish his Twitter followers a happy Cinco De Mayo. Posting a picture of him ready to dig into a crispy taco bowl shell and giving a thumbs up, the business mogul asserted that the dish was a mainstay at Trump tower.

“Happy #CincoDeMayo!” the business mogul wrote in the caption. “The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”

Trump’s tweet seems to imply that the taco bowl is regularly served at the Trump Tower Grill, but this is incorrect. Menus for the tower’s restaurants reveal that the dish, billed as “taco fiesta,” is actually only offered in Trump Cafe, and only every May 5, Vox reports.

While the business mogul appears eager to take a bite of Trump Cafe’s taco confection, the item received a dire thumbs down from the New York Eater,

The culinary publication’s critic slammed the taco fiesta as “a fried tortilla bowl heaped with romaine lettuce, grated yellow cheese, and plain ground beef that was so devoid of flavor, it rendered an insult to Mexicans every bit as profound as Trump’s previous pronouncements.”

Trump’s pronouncement that he loves Hispanics also may not gain much traction with Latino voters, who have been roundly turned off by the business mogul’s immigration proposals and rhetoric.

An April poll conducted by Latino Decisions found that 87 percent of Latino Americans have an unfavorable view of Trump. For comparison, the only other presidential candidate included in the survey who had a majority negative score was Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who scored 52 percent unfavorable.

The survey found that in a general election scenario between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Trump, the former secretary of state would score 76 percent of the Latino vote. Trump only garnered 11 percent support.

Of those polled, 83 percent said that they were “much less” likely to vote for Trump because of his campaign promise to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Sources: Latino DecisionsNew York Eater, Donald Trump/Twitter, Vox / Photo credit: Donald Trump/Twitter

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