Trump Just Put An Emphasis On His Hate For Hispanics Breaking A 16-Year-Old Tradition
Donald Trump is getting ready to break a 16-year-old tradition of have the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House, according to Spanish media La Opinion.
According to Vice President Mike Pence, the celebration will be held at a to-be-determined location and with a reduced guest list, according to the report.
But the White House has yet to respond on the matter and has not issued an official announcement that they will be having any planned events for the holiday.
The White House has been hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration since President George W. Bush assumed office. President Barrack Obama also continued the celebration every year of his tenure.
The event is used to connect with the Hispanic community. The two former presidents would invite Cabinet members, Latino celebrities and Mexican Embassy officials to the White House to promote immigration reform.
Last year, Obama had 500 guests, food catered by San Antonio celebrity chef Johnny Hernandez and music by Mexican pop band Mana.
Trump on the other hand tweeted a picture of himself eating a taco bowl from Trump Grill in New York City on last year’s Cinco de Mayo. The tweet read:
“Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016
Trump did get a lot of criticism from his picture, but then-Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus defended Trump’s “efforts” to connect with the Hispanic community.
“Honestly, he’s trying, and I’ll tell you what — I honestly think he understands that building, unifying and growing the party is the only way we are going to win,” Priebus, now Trump’s White House chief of staff, said the day after the tweet.