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This Proves That Tacos And Trump Should Never Ever Mix

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La Carnita — a taqueria out of Toronto — is facing criticism for using one of Donald Trump’s slogans in a recent Instagram post. And if you were wondering, YES, IT’S THAT SLOGAN, with a slight twist: “What if Donald said, “grab her by the taco.” First, Donald Trump has probably actually said that, or will say it soon. Second, if he had said it, taco sales would plummet because it paints a horribly unappetizing image. The offending Instagram photo was taken down shortly after people unleashed a barrage of social media outrage. However, screen caps of the original image still exists online, as the above photo indicates.

READ: Here Is Yet Another Example Of Donald Trump Being A Garbage Person

Unlike Donald Trump, La Carnita released a series of tweets apologizing for their failed attempt at humor. People weren’t having it.

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The company posted a longer apology on their Facebook page. Here’s how they wrapped it up:

We understand the anger and discussion surrounding this issue. A large percentage of our staff and management team are women. And we do everything we can to promote a diverse team and offer equal opportunity in an environment that’s free of harassment. We’re sorry to have let everyone down and we’re trying to do the right thing to remedy and prevent this from happening again.

Sadly, the company has a history of demeaning women to make a joke. Back in 2014, the company participated in the #tacHOES trend.

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Note: The Instagram photo in the tweet has been removed, so use your imagination… or don’t.

And of course people weren’t having it.

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Then there was that time La Carnita allegedly “fat-shamed” a woman who applied for a job.

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La Carnita responded with mandatory professionalism, but their objectification is beginning to feel like the norm, rather than the exception.

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La Carnita should have known never to use Trump to promote anything, as Hacienda Mexican Restaurant found out back in August.

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That company faced anger over the insensitivity of their slogan and quickly removed the offending billboard. Using the wall as a joke definitely seems tame compared to what we now know about Trump.


READ: 15 Of Ana Navarro’s Most Savage Takedowns Of Donald Trump And His Supporters

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Thousands of Trump Supporters Are Left Stranded For Hours In the Freezing Cold After His Omaha Rally

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Thousands of Trump Supporters Are Left Stranded For Hours In the Freezing Cold After His Omaha Rally

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Thousands of Trump supporters were left stranded on an airway in the freezing cold in Omaha, Nebraska after the Trump campaign failed to organize adequate transportation for them after a rally. The MAGA supporters (many of whom were older) stood for hours in 31-degree temperatures, miles away from their cars.

According to reports on the ground, the rally attendees were waiting for buses hours after Trump already took leave on Air Force One. After waiting in confusion and uncertainty, some of the attendees decided to make the cold trek back to their cars. But others didn’t have that luxury.

According to the Omaha Police Department, seven people were transported to the hospital after the event, while thirty others were contacted by the police department for “medical reasons”. Police scanners report that some attendees were suffering from confusion and fatigue–a sign of hypothermia. Police officers who didn’t have an assignment were dispatched to the airfield to “pick up stranded people” who were “wandering in the cold.”

The rally took place at the Eppley Airfield and supporters were apparently initially brought in through the help of the Trump campaign. According to a Fox News reporter, many Trump supporters had arrived hours ahead of time for security reasons. But when it came time to get the attendees back to their cars (which were 3 miles away) the safety of their supporters became less of a priority.

The Trump campaign alleged that a traffic jam prevented buses for transporting attendees back to their cars, but that report is refuted by a local police officer who told a CNN reporter, that they “need at least 30 more buses” in order to smoothly get attendees back to their cars. It seems that lack of organization and foresight on the Trump campaign’s part is what kept his supporters from getting home safely.

It’s worth noting that this is not the first time that the Trump campaign has put the health and safety of their supporters at risk in the name of optics. The Trump campaign notoriously held an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma back in June that was attended by thousands of people. Masks were not a required, and neither was social distancing. It was at this rally that staunch Trump supporter Hermain Cain contracted COVID-19. He later passed away from complications related to the virus. It is unknown how many others were exposed to the virus at that event.

For some, the recent Omaha rally incident serves as a metaphor for how the Trump Administration treats millions of Americans who blindly support him while he fails to deliver on his false promises. Indeed, Trump has left his supporters “out in the cold” in other ways, like how he recently shelved the stimulus relief bill that would have helped millions of Americans who are on the brink of financial ruin due to COVID-19.

As Nebraska Democratic state senator Megan Hunt tweeted about the incident: “What people will do for this con man, what people have sacrificed, is so sad to me. He truly does not care about you.”

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Mark Consuelos Takes to Instagram to Defend Claims That He ‘Stuffed His Pants’ For a Halloween Costume

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Mark Consuelos Takes to Instagram to Defend Claims That He ‘Stuffed His Pants’ For a Halloween Costume

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Recently, Mark Consuelos made headlines for something he probably never thought he’d make headlines for.

On Friday, Kelly Ripa posted a picture to her Instagram account celebrating all of the fun Halloween costumes her family has donned over the years. The caption was innocent enough: “#tbt Halloween is a family business. here are a few faves over the years,” Ripa wrote.

The 10-slide post had cute pictures of her and her family (including her children Michael Joseph, Joaquin Antonio, and Lola Grace) dressed up as everything from Captain Jack Sparrow to Wonder Woman to I Dream of Jeannie. But it wasn’t the children’s costumes that grabbed her followers’ attention.

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On the final slide, there was a picture of Mark Consuelos dressed as Erik Estrada’s character from the 1980s TV show CHiPs. The “Riverdale” actor is wearing a very very form-fitting khaki police officer uniform with incredibly tight pants. Tight enough that one could see there was a distinct outline around his, ahem, bulge.

The bulge in Consuelos’s pants sent Ripa’s followers into a bonafide tizzy. The post, as of now, has racked up over 50,000 likes and over 500 comments. Fans were posting comments like “OMG, your husband’s basket” and “Meow Mark *fire emojis* lucky girl!” and “All I can say is you are one lucky woman! *drool emoji*”. One fan in particular seemed to be skeptical, writing: “Your husband stuffed his pants”. (You know how the saying goes…haters gonna say it’s fake.)

Consuelos, to his credit, tried to get a handle on a situation that was quickly getting out of control, commenting: “Full disclosure, I believe that’s definitely a shadow that’s causing that bulging effect…Pretty sure.” To which Ripa replied: “ummmmm baby are you seeing shadows?”

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Consuelos and Ripa have always been open about their playful relationship on social media. Just a few weeks ago, Ripa posted another thirst trap picture of her husband to her Instagram account. In this one, Consuelos was shirtless in bed, showing off his ample bicep while Ripa lounged beside them.

Under the photo, Ripa wrote: “One year ago and still a full #humpday #mood this man eats #pbandj”. While we’re not sure what that means, we know that her fans immensely appreciated the shirtless pic of Consuelos. Word of warning: do not browse the comment section on Ripa’s posts of Mark Consuelos if you are at work. On the other hand, we’re not mad about the thirst traps. Keep ’em coming, Ripa!

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