After insulting and demeaning Mexican people for months and threatening to build an even bigger wall around their border with the US, Trump has come to realize that in order to defeat Hillary Clinton in November, he has to get Hispanic people to at least consider the possibility that he doesn’t despise them.
This led him to disreputable pandering – such as his recent decision to pose for a photo-op with a taco bowl. It’s a truly tall order, but this picture, co-starring a fried tortilla bowl filled with stuff (which Mr Trump probably thinks is the national dish of Mexico) is sure to go a long way toward bridging the divide.
The picture raises important questions as the undecided voter begins to weigh his or her options for the next president of the US. Join me as I try to answer some of these questions through a combination of blatant conjecture and schoolyard bullying, a method I like to call the Art of the Deal
American elections always feature candidates chowing down on whatever the local food is. You eat corn and some piece of a hog in Iowa, remember not to eat your pizza with a fork in New York and grin over your gumbo in New Orleans. This is just how it is done. Just as with French candidates having to munch through whatever piece of offal is the local specialty in that commune they’re standing in at the meet and greet.
Complaining about the one thing Trump has done which all politicians traditionally do is just whining.