June 27, 2015 3:30 pm -


Donald Trump has brought Mexicans together in a way few others have.

“Imbecile”, “racist”, “absurd” and “ignorant” were some of the less vulgar words used by prominent Mexicans about Trump after the flamboyant real estate magnate described migrants from Mexico to the United States as drug-runners and rapists.

Trump’s provocative comments, including a pledge to build a “great wall” on the U.S. southern border paid for by Mexico, were the latest in a series of swipes against a country where he has become more famous for controversies than boardroom success.

Mexicans rich and poor, cabinet ministers and staunch critics of the government alike trained their fire on Trump. On Thursday, the outrage prompted U.S. Spanish-language television network Univision to drop the Miss USA pageant that the Republican hopeful co-owns…

Trump’s most recent media foray has provided at least one Mexican with his own business opportunity: pinatas cast in the American’s image.

Sporting a flange of blonde hair and a big mouth, the Trump pinatas – containers traditionally filled with sweets that are battered open at parties – were proving a hit, said their maker, Dalton Ramirez.

“This pinata especially is the one everyone wants to break,” he said in the northern border city of Reynosa.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.