Marco Gutierrez

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Marco Gutierrez is a Mexican-American right-wing political activist and the co-founder of Latinos for Trump, an online organization dedicated to promoting the candidacy of Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.[1][2] In July 2016, Gutierrez said that this group had 20,000 members.[3] He gained significant media attention in September 2016 when he said on MSNBC that the spread of Latino culture in the United States, if it was not stopped, would lead to "taco trucks on every corner."During an interview with MSNBC, Gutierrez referred to his Mexican heritage, stating that "My culture is a very dominant culture, and it's imposing and it's causing problems. If you don't do something about it, you're going to have taco trucks on every corner." His remarks subsequently met with both sarcasm and criticism, many mocking the statement on social media and sending #TacosOnEveryCorner to the top of Twitter's list of trending topics.[4] Others expressed concern over his remarks, stating that he was using "coded language that politicians and pundits use to get away with explicitly racist messages — from crime to immigration and terrorism." Taco trucks were used as voter registration-information booths in Houston Texas, and a nationwide Guac the Vote campaign was launched.[5] National Public Radio (NPR) news wrote that taco trucks "now straddle the worlds of political symbol and internet meme".[6] He has also argued that Trump's plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is both physical and symbolic, and has praised Trump's leadership abilities.[7]

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  1. ^ Weikel, Dan (2016-08-28). "'Viva Trump!' Small but vocal group of Latinos rally for Trump in Orange County". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "A Trump dad and his Bernie daughter clash over immigrants' rights". Public Radio International. 2016-06-06.
  3. ^ Gollom, Mark (2016-07-21). "'Not an ounce of racism in Trump': Why some minority groups dispute bigotry accusations". CBC News.
  4. ^ Chokshi, Niraj (2016-09-02). "'Taco Trucks on Every Corner': Trump Supporter's Anti-Immigration Warning". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  5. ^ Lopez, German (2016-09-02). "Trump surrogate warns of scary future with "taco trucks" on "every corner"". Vox. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  6. ^ "Taco Truck Owner Racks Up Sales At Trump Event In Detroit". NPR. Retrieved 2016-09-03. Donald Trump's visit to an African American church in Detroit brought both cheers and protests Saturday — but one of the star attractions was a taco truck. One of the humble vehicles, which now straddle the worlds of political symbol and internet meme, was parked outside.
  7. ^ Wang, Christine (2016-08-31). "Founder of Latinos for Trump says the wall is 'more than physical'". CNBC.