John Metcalfe was CityLab’s Bay Area bureau chief, covering climate change and the science of cities.
From L.A. to New York to Mexico, people love beating the stuffing out of the GOP candidate.
Ever want to smack Donald Trump with a hard object?
If so, you’re not alone. Lots of people would enjoy beating the tar out of the insufferable GOP candidate, to judge from the glorious rise of the Donald Trump piñata.
The real-estate mogul might not be polling so well among Latinos, but his punchability ratings are off the chart. Children and adults alike are thrashing his papier-mâché likeness at parties and cookouts from Dallas to L.A. to New York. In Mexico they’re hawking them on the streets—though as one buyer jokes in the below video, “He needs a better combover for $15.”
The piñatas are so popular in San Francisco’s Mission District they’re selling out, most likely due to Trump’s bloviations on immigration. Reports ABC News:
Carolina Nolasco, of San Francisco, says Trumps’ statements have been deeply offensive to hard working immigrants like herself.
Discount City says they’re selling better than expected—up to 30 a day. Orders have been made to stock up.
The piñatas are available in two sizes and being sold starting at $20 for the small size.
As to what people are filling the dolls with, the best guess says breath mints and wig glue. Have a look at some of the maimable mini-Dons popping up across the land, beginning with Chula Vista, California: