Various cities in Mexico celebrate Easter Eve by burning some pretty effing cool effigies to symbolize Jesus's triumphs over evil. And in 2016, Mexicans in the city of Monterrey felt that evil incarnate looked a lot like Donald Trump, who has been literally insulting Mexicans since he announced his candidacy, building his campaign around building a wall to keep them out of the States.
“For Latinos here and in the U.S., he’s a danger, a real threat,” Leonardo Linares, an effigy-maker, told The Washington Post, “He’s a good man to burn as a Judas.”
The people in Monterrey made this touching tribute to Trump in a daytime parade that's unlike anything you've seen even in this fiery campaign.
Paraders in Mexico City burned a Trumpfigy that bore an even stronger likeness to the candidate.
After an election season where candidates constantly tried to burn each other during debates and at events, where rallies explode and inflammatory tweets go viral, burning effigies are the next logical step. It's nice to see something literally on fire, instead of just figuratively. (Editor's note: this was sarcasm, in case you're one of our commenters incapable of it.)
Surely, given the long cultural roots of this effigy-burning tradition, Trump supporters won't use this semi-explosive protest method as a way to justify their hatred of Mexicans right? Right?