Meet Annie and Ceci Cardelle, the Internet’s latest rockstars who became a trending topic over the weekend after meeting and posting a photo with Donald Trump’s third child, Eric Trump.
But it wasn’t the fact that they got to snap a photo with Trump and his wife, Lara, that made them break the Internet, it was the huge statement that they made while doing it.
On Friday, Oct. 21 the two second-generation Cuban-Americans attended a local event in North Carolina with special guests Eric Trump and Lara. As proud Latinas and Hillary Clinton supporters, the Cardelle sisters wanted to protest.
That sparkle in her eye is everything ?.
They did it in the most trollish way ever – with a T-shirt that said: “Latinas Contra Trump” (Latinas Against Trump).
When you protest a Trump rally but no one realizes your shirt says “Latinas AGAINST trump” so they take pics w/ you like you’re supporters pic.twitter.com/5ce8SZw5Mh
— CC (@cecicardelle) October 21, 2016
“I started getting nervous,” Annie told Buzzfeed, “because everyone there was so excited and I thought, Gosh, they’re going to get so angry if I protest this.”
But no one at the event was angry, and in fact, encouraged the sisters to take a photo with Eric and Lara. “I thought ‘contra’ was pretty clear, but I guess not,” Annie said. “I was like, ‘This is not happening. There’s no way they don’t see this shirt.’”
The photos have since gone viral on Twitter, garnering over 75K retweets and the attention of celebrities and news media alike.
“We were kind of in disbelief that no one understood this protest,” Ceci told Buzzfeed. “It really goes to show the lack of diversity in their team.”
You would think if Trump and his team know what hombre means, they’d be able to figure out that contra means against.
Oh, and by the way… “Latinas Contra Trump” is a T-shirt for sale now!
— Annie (@AnnieCardelle) October 24, 2016
Read more about the Cardelle sisters, here.
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