Mexican artist designs Donald Trump piñata, invites fellow Mexicans to take a swing

Trump called Mexican immigrants "rapists." Now, one artist is taking matters into his own hands

By Colin Gorenstein
Published June 23, 2015 4:30PM (EDT)
Donald Trump                                                 (AP/Dennis Van Tine)
Donald Trump (AP/Dennis Van Tine)

Mexico-based artist Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez is giving natives a chance to take a swing at Donald Trump after his disparaging campaign-speech comments about immigrants. Ramirez, best known as Mr.“Piñateria” Ramirez around town,
has done so by creating a paper-mâché and cardboard effigy of The Trumpinator.

Ramirez told The Independent that after hearing Trump say immigrants were "bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists," in his announcement, that he sprung to action and completed the piñata in a single day.

He also told the news outlet that since sharing his creation with the world on Friday, he's received more than 10 orders.

Fox News Latino reports that the piñata, in its "most basic version," is going for 500 pesos (that's roughly $40).

“We thought [Trump's comments] were very wrong because we are a working country, we go to the United States to work, but unfortunately we face a lot of racism,” he told Fox.

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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