Trump Bonds with “the Hispanics”
Preliminary notes for an explication:
Trump apparently thinks that he can begin to mitigate, if not erase, the political damage caused by his characterizing Mexicans and rapists and murderers by simply posing for a photo while eating a taco bowl.
Although food is a major element of all cultures, equivocating one’s enjoyment of certain dishes with a broader appreciation for and a sensitivity to a culture is generally an indication of the opposite—of a deeply ingrained cultural parochialism and cultural insensitivity.
Asserting that a “taco bowl” connects you to Mexicans is equivalent to saying that eating a meatball makes you Sicilian or eating a pierogi makes you Slavic.
Worse, Trump reduces one of Mexico’s most important holidays into yet another opportunity to plug the Grill in Trump Tower and, in essence, himself.
In exercising his usual egotism, Trump insults Mexicans, for he claims that people employed in a building that…
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