Photos: People beating up Donald Trump piñatas

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Two Trumps, two Mexicans. What could go wrong? Photos by Oriana Leckert

Last night, as Donald Trump made news by having Univision journalist Jorge Ramos removed from a press conference, Brooklynites gathered in McCarren Park to show their appreciation for the short-fingered vulgarian by smashing a couple of money-filled Trump piñatas. Accompanied by the “relaxing live EDM” sounds of luchador-masked Mexican duo Chango, humans and dogs got their whacks (and bites) in at the Republican party’s current leading man, and got a monetary reward to go along with it. How was the night? As Trump himself might say, it was incredible, just the very best piñata smashing night that New York City has ever seen.

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Doñata, ready to get smashed

Bucky Turco, one of the event organizers, told us his reasoning behind ordering two custom-made Doñatas from California and inviting Chengo and their luchador masks to the park for a night of smashing:

After Trump said that crazy shit about the Mexicans being rapists, some guy in Mexico started making Trump piñatas. We contacted him but he was just impossible to get in touch with. And Donald just kept saying crazier and crazier shit, so this seemed like a fun thing to do, to needle Trump a little bit, with a very Mexican celebration.

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One of the eager smashers, George-Anne Ryan, read about the spectacle on Brokelyn and was thrilled to come take part. “Trump has offended me personally,” she said. “I was born in America to immigrant parents, so he basically wants to take away my citizenship. I just really want to kick him in the face. I wouldn’t actually kick, though; I don’t think he’s good enough for my foot.”

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With two Doñatas, a half-dozen people got to take swings, and when the first Donald’s head popped off, dollar bills and Ratter buttons rained down upon the cheering crowd.

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The second Doñata was dismembered in a more piecemeal fashion, with a server who wandered over from the luncheonette across the street taking the fatal swing. An onlooker’s dog got in on the fun, too, ripping off an arm.

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AJ, another organizer, was delighted with the event. “I loved it, and I’m actually pro-Trump,” he said. “He’s the most fascinating person who’s ever run for office.”

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Turco was happy with the scene, too. “I thought it was great. The dog, the guy from the restaurant… just great. I really hope Trump finds out about it.”

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