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Some Mexicans Are Responding to Donald Trump's Racist Comments in Hilarious Ways

Marco Ugarte / AP

You can now take a swing at a Donald Trump piñata, or a Trumpiñata, if you will.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Of all the contenders gearing up for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, only one can claim his own piñata at the Hidalgo Market here [in Tijuana].

Donald Trump’s papier mache likeness sells for $12 to $18, depending on the quality and details. The piñatas typically feature a sweep of blond hair and a mouth frozen open. … Vendors across the city have been capitalizing on the wave of animosity Trump engendered with remarks last month characterizing Mexican immigrants as rapists who bring drugs and crime to the U.S.

Although Minnie Mouse, Spider-Man and Minions piñatas remain popular for kids’ birthday parties, Trump effigies are drawing a different clientele: grown-ups.

Chema J. M. Cuéllar / Rio Bravo Comics

Or read along as a Mexican comic book hero punches the billionaire for you.

From Public Radio International:

El Peso Hero is the lead character of the comic book series of the same name.

He was created in 2011 by Hector Rodriguez, a grade school teacher in Dallas, Texas. Rodriguez is the founder of Rio Bravo Comics, the publisher behind El Peso Hero.

One of the things Rodriguez is writing is a new adversary for El Peso Hero: Donald Trump.

The new cover of El Peso Hero features the superhero punching Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in the face. You might recognize the composition from the famous 1941 Captain America cover, which features the star-spangled superhero punching out Adolf Hitler. The Trump lookalike, in El Peso Hero’s world, has, as you might expect, similar political views.

But while these responses have been humorous and harmless, one notorious man has purportedly responded with a not-so-harmless threat.

From The Huffington Post:

Trump, a real estate magnate and Republican presidential candidate who has accused Mexico of sending criminals to the U.S., took to Twitter to criticize U.S. border policies, immigration reform and the war on drugs after [El Chapo] Guzman, head of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, escaped.

When an unverified and unauthenticated Twitter handle with hundreds of thousands of followers purporting to be El Chapo responded with a threat, Trump called the FBI.

“Keep fucking around and I’m going to make you eat your fucking words,” the tweet reads in part.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Assistant Editor / Poetry Editor
Natasha Hakimi Zapata holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los…
Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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