Long time readers will recall that I supported Ted Cruz’s bid for the presidency and didn’t begin to swing around to the pro-Trump column until after the election. When Trump was shown with the taco bowl, I mocked him. I’m happy to admit I was wrong about Trump. Although he is not an ideological Conservative, he has proven himself actually to be more Conservative in governance than St. Ronaldus Reaganus.
Re-blogged from Don Surber, originally published on 5 May 2018
Today (5 May 2018) marks the second anniversary of the taco that saved the world. This brave little taco faced media fact-checkers, and drew the wrath of Miss West Virginia. Even President Obama had to recognize it.
And according to Donald John Trump, it was delicious too.
Two days after Trump won the Indiana primary which assured his nomination, he tweeted a picture of himself about to enjoy a taco bowl, writing, “Happy Cinco de Mayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”
The American media was apoplectic. Fact-checkers descended on the bowl like ants at a picnic.
“The taco bowl, however, was nowhere to be found on the Trump Tower Grill’s online menu — but a Thursday special called the Taco fiesta! was available at the Trump Tower Café, according to its website,” Daniela Silva of NBC News reported.
Aha! Donald Trump lied. Taco bowls died.
“First: The taco bowl is an American creation. Secondly, Trump attempted to promote Trump Tower Grill…but the Grill doesn’t sell taco bowls. Presumably, he meant the Trump Tower Café which is selling the bowls, just for today,” Candace Smith and Katherine Faulders of ABC News reported.
How can we trust such a liar with the nuclear football?
Phillip Bump of the Washington Post listed fourteen reasons why Trump’s taco-bowl tweet was wrong. They included, “No. 1. I have not had the taco bowl at the Trump Tower Grill, a restaurant situated on the ground floor of Trump Tower. But in my experience (credentials: lived in California for seven years; wife makes it frequently, passed down from family), the best Mexican food comes from places where the focus is on Mexican food, not places where you could get a taco bowl or you could also get the lobster ravs or the Ivanka’s salad.”
With sphincters this tight, does anyone in the Washington press corps ever have a bowel movement?
Their dry, humorless approach to a fun tweet showed America just how clueless they were.
The Daily Mail quoted Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, who tweeted, “Eating a taco or wearing a sombrero doesn’t cut it w/our community in 2016.”
But it was former Miss West Virginia Andrea Mucino who really made a fool of herself, as she tweeted, “Too bad a taco bowl isn’t Mexican, the Trump Tower Grill isn’t either, you’re not eating taco bowls from New York because you’re in WV today” and “Cinco de Mayo isn’t a Hispanic holiday it’s a Mexican one, and you are the same color as the taco bowl shell. But I digress!”
Given that West Virginia is the Trumpiest place on Earth, I wonder just who she represented.
Dave Schilling of the Guardian also argued with the joke, writing, “The picture raises important questions as the undecided voter begins to weigh his or her options for the next president of the US.”
But Josh Barro of Business Insider wrote, “How Donald Trump’s bizarre taco-bowl tweet can help him win votes.”
At a press conference, a reporter asked, “Mr. President, what is your message to Democratic voters who have yet to cast their vote, who may be hesitant to vote for the Democratic front-runner, because of the ongoing e-mail scandal and investigation? And also, did you see on the trump’s taco bowl tweet? And your thoughts on it?”
Obama replied, “I have no thoughts on Mr. Trump’s tweets. As a general rule, I don’t pay attention to Mr. Trump’s tweets. And I think that will be true for, I think, for the next six months. So, if you could just file that one.”
The press corps laughed.
The taco bowl tweet was a joke the press corps didn’t laugh at, which exposed to America the bias and the lust to diminish Trump.
Six months and three days later, America went to the polls — and showed them what they thought of the press, and the taco bowl tweet.
Thank you, little taco bowl. I devoted a chapter to you in “Trump the Establishment.” You nourished President Trump, and you indeed helped elect him.
A Criminal Organization Masquerading As A Political Party – Schneiderman Edition
The Deep State & Mueller used the Logan Act to bag Gen. Flynn.
Turnabout is fair play:
“What a week. Monday started off in promising fashion, with the defenestration of the egregious New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Then Trump withdrew from the flawed Iran nuclear sell-out, and then announced the summit location (Singapore) with Kim Jong Un, and then welcomed back three American hostages held by the Norks. As our pal David Deeble comments, Singapore may have been picked because it has a shortage of competent barbers, which neither Trump nor Kim apparently want to experience. Obama? Oh yeah, I guess he was president once. . .”
And now, in closing – the moment you’ve all been waiting for: