Two days after becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump wished the world a happy Cinco de Mayo on Thursday when he shared a photo of himself grinning and eating a taco bowl at his desk at Trump Tower.
Trump posted the picture to Twitter and Facebook with the caption, “Happy Cinco de Mayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016
An online menu for Trump Tower Grill doesn’t list a taco bowl, but an entree listed on the menu for Trump Tower Cafe includes a “Taco fiesta!” which matches the description of Trump’s taco bowl.
As for whether they’re the “best,” a review of the beef tacos in New York Eater by Robert Sietsema in January called Trump’s food “bland.”
“On the same pass I also ordered ‘beef tacos’ ($13.50) which turned out to be 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,” Sietsema wrote.
Trump, who has vowed to deport all of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, begins his general election fight with rock-bottom approval ratings among Hispanics.
Trump’s post quickly stirred responses on Twitter, including one from Brian Phillips, a campaign official for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s unsuccessful campaign.
“The only thing worse than #NewYorkValues is New York’s Mexican food,” Phillips tweeted.
And likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton joined in, tweeting a response that included a video highlighting his pledge to deport undocumented immigrants.
“I love Hispanics!” —Trump, 52 minutes ago https://t.co/b9mv7nUduN
“They’re gonna be deported.” —Trump, yesterday https://t.co/HzFWUT1XFl
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 5, 2016
More reaction below:
Donald Trump is eating a taco salad on top of a bikini-clad photo of his ex-wife, Marla Maples. pic.twitter.com/sW2itGBAOK
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 5, 2016
@realDonaldTrump C'mon man, even your Mexican food has a wall.
— danny (@dannyodwyer) May 5, 2016
I thought this was a joke. I should have learned by now none of it is a joke. https://t.co/TiPthaxEMk
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 5, 2016