Donald Trump Piñatas Sell Out Before Billionaire's Brentwood Visit
There are plenty of people who'd probably like to take a swing at Donald Trump when he arrives in L.A. today, but they're going to have to get in line as all of the Trump piñatas in town seem to be sold out.
Protesters plan to unwelcome Trump this afternoon with trash-filled piñatas made to look like the billionaire, but they're having a hard time tracking down enough for the fiesta. In the wake of Trump's racist remarks suggesting that Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is planning a demonstration outside the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood where Trump plans to speak to Hollywood conservatives tonight. And while the group has managed to assemble a few blonde-quaffed, suited Trump piñatas (Trumpiñatas?), stores across L.A. can't keep them in stock. Maybe there's a lot of Trump-themed quinceañeras planned for this weekend?
Luis Marin of Amazing Piñatas downtown tells L.A. Weekly, "Every time we bring one out, it doesn't last more than half an hour in the store. We have a lot of orders. People come buy them and say they can't find them anywhere else." The Trumpiñatas are so popular, people are even driving in from out of state to clear the shelves, neglecting the ever-popular rainbow donkey. Not having personally constructed a piñata myself I can't attest to the difficulty in constructing a Trumpiñata at home, but I suspect it would make for a fun afternoon of arts-and-crafts. Could be an
CHIRLA has asked the Luxe Hotel to cancel Trump's dinner, but barring that unlikelihood, the group plans to gather at the Luxe Hotel at 4:30pm this afternoon, with as many Trumpiñatas as they can muster.