A piñata bearing Trump's likeness has proven popular in Mexico

By Drew Mackie
Updated July 01, 2015 10:05 PM
Credit: Courtesy Pi ateria Ramirez

You might say that’s one way to stimulate economic growth.

A piñata maker in Reynosa, Mexico, has created a new viral star in the form of a papier-maché creation that looks just a little bit like a certain businessman-turned-presidential candidate.

According to an Associated Press report, Dalton Avalos Ramirez made the Donald Trump piñata “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.” He noted that, in their own way, the Trump piñatas had proven popular. “People want to burn the pinatas. They want to break them,” he said.

Trump has faced criticism for recent remarks that Mexican immigrants hurt the United States because they are “bringing drugs they’re bringing crime they’re rapists.” Trump later denied the comments were racist.

“There is nothing to apologize for. Many bad people are pouring through. I’m not saying just Mexican, many bad people,” he said. “I don’t have a racist bone in my body. I’m just exposing things that everybody knows is happening, but nobody wants to talk about.”

In response, Spanish-language network Univision announced it would not air the Miss USA Pageant, which Trump has co-owned since 1996. (NBC and Macys have also severed ties with the businessman.) On Wednesday, Trump then claimed that suing Univision was part of his presidential campaign.

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That last development would explain a variation on the Trump piñata that has the figure wearing a crown and a sash that reads “Miss Stupid.”