LAS VEGAS, NV (NBC News) — The threat of taco Trucks taking on every corner is coming close to being true in Las Vegas before the third presidential debate.
Opponents of GOP nominee Donald Trump created a “wall” of them in front of the Trump International Las Vegas hotel Wednesday.
“We did not come up with the idea for the wall, Donald Trump came up with building the wall,” said Yvanna Cancela, the political director of the Culinary Workers Union 226 in Las Vegas. “We want to show him that walls don’t divide us.”
Trump has pledged to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and to force Mexico to pay for it if elected president.
Taco trucks became part of the 2016 election after a Trump supporter warned in an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid that the expansion of the Latino culture in the U.S. would lead to “taco trucks on every corner.” The comment drew backlash but also was mocked by Trump opponents and taco lovers who said they’d welcome taco trucks on every corner.
More than 50 volunteers and 35 taco trucks are parked throughout Las Vegas, Kevin McAlister, spokesperson for American Bridge, tells NBC News. The bilingual effort aims to register as many Latino voters in the state before the deadline passes.
The union also is staging the line of taco trucks to draw attention to labor disputes it has with Trump.