MEXICO CITY — After Donald Trump’s Mexico-bashing comments this week, Mexicans are engaging in a little Trump-bashing of their own.
Call it revenge, Mexican style. Artisan Dalton Avalos Ramirez launched a Trump pinata Friday, featuring The Donald’s inimitable hairstyle and a big, big mouth.
The papier-mache figure will come in a variety of sizes. The first was on display at the Pinatas Ramirez store in the border city of Reynosa.
Avalos Ramirez said he created it “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.”
He said “people want to burn the pinatas, they want to break them. People are angry.”
During his presidential campaign kickoff speech Tuesday, Trump accused Mexican immigrants of bringing drugs, crime and rapists to the U.S.
It isn’t the first pinata the Ramirez store has made of a controversial figure. Avalos Ramirez said he made Miley Cyrus models after the singer used a Mexican flag against her buttocks prosthesis during a show in 2014.
Previous pinata-worthy figures included Kim Kardashian and Dutch soccer player Arjen Robben, who knocked Mexico out of the 2014 World Cup on a questioned penalty.
Traditionally, children in Mexico use sticks to break open candy-filled pinatas on birthdays and holidays.