October is Hispanic Heritage Month and the White House celebrated the occasion by hosting a dinner on Friday evening.
During the event, Donald Trump took a moment to welcome everyone. Then he mocked how Puerto Ricans pronounce the name of their country:
Pres. Trump: “PUerto Rico. We love PUerto Rico. And we also love Puerto Rico." pic.twitter.com/3fbzGvybd4
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) October 6, 2017
Old white guy pretending to speak with a Spanish accent. Hilarious, right?!
Oh, but it didn’t stop there.
The Donald then went on to say he “knows some” Latino people and “they’re very tough and they’re very smart” before adding “sometimes they’re too tough,” harkening back to his racist “bad hombres” remark from the 2016 presidential campaign.
After the event, First Lady Melania Trump tweeted some rather dark and somber-looking photos of the allegedly “wonderful celebration”:
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 6, 2017
Naturally, folks on Twitter had a lot to say about it…
Hmmm. Y'all like Hispanics now? ??
Did ya have piñatas? Or did hubby "throw" candy? ? ? ?
Share plans for the "beautiful" wall? ??
— Deb F. (@DebFraz) October 6, 2017
Oh Hispanic pride??? You mean some of the people your husband called rapists and drug dealers??
— Jet (@jonas_talandis) October 6, 2017
Too bad the Puerto Ricans couldn't make it.
— GinaLa (@GLagalbo) October 6, 2017
The mail-order-bride tweets. yay?
— Mephistina (@Mefistina) October 6, 2017
— Dani Mx (@DaniMx13) October 6, 2017
What hypocrisy coming from the most racist administration!! Try actually helping & respecting all POC through equals rights & aide to PR.
— Gmeane (@GakeaneKeane) October 6, 2017
If you hate the Mexicans so much why are you celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the whir house?
— Judy (@travelbitch) October 6, 2017
Pretty tacky to have the gall to celebrate Hispanic heritage when her husband pardoned Arpaio. The whole Trump family is garbage.
— Mortfunk (@Mortfunk) October 7, 2017
— Dana Zwerling (@DZwerling) October 6, 2017
Meanwhile, your insane hubby jokes about WAR. You are BOTH losers of the worst order!
— Wayne B Smith (@handimanner) October 6, 2017
How about spending $$ in those who have no water to drink or food to eat in PR?
Also, how is the cyber bullying campaign going?
— risingAbove45 (@PerkinsZumba) October 6, 2017
I know! Let's celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with policies and statements that are respectful to Hispanics!
— Stacy Jurado-Miller (@JuradoMiller) October 6, 2017
"And then we deported them all."
— LiberalGoddess (@moonstoneowl) October 6, 2017