DML OPINION: Mexicans throughout Mexico celebrated Easter with an asinine ritual that calls for the “burning of political figures.” This year they burnt effigies of Donald Trump.
The photos were made available by Rueters. The snap shots were taken in the La Merced neighborhood, where hundreds of rowdy Mexicans screamed “death to Trump” and other hate-filled-calls as they watched the explosion of the papier-mâché figure representing the GOP frontrunner.
It was not an isolated event. Reports of Trump effigies being burned across Mexico were plastered throughout Mexico’s media outlets.
The burning is part of a widespread Mexican Holy Week tradition where neighborhoods burn effigies to represent Judas, who betrayed Jesus Christ according to the Bible.
In my opinion, this is one example of why Americans want the wall built. And the silver lining to the display of tasteless, classless, violent, lowlife behavior is Trump has zero tolerance for any one person or any one group of people who lash out at him, and so I am willing to bet this ugly display of Mexican culture will come back to haunt the country of Mexico when Donald Trump builds the wall 20-feet higher than originally planned. I am counting the days like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.
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