We know that Trump is familiar with the word “hombre,” but it seems that’s where his family’s understanding of the Spanish language meets its abrupt end. Which is actually great for us, because now we have these marvelous keepsake photos to always remember this wonderful election by:
Sisters Annie and Ceci Cardelle, second-generation Americans of Cuban descent, decided to attend a rally hosted by Eric Trump in their hometown of Salisbury, North Carolina— after all, it’s not every day you get the chance to see the progeny of a bigoted gerbil putter around right before your very eyes. As supporters of Hillary Clinton, Annie, 23, decided to make “a bit of a statement,” she told Buzzfeed, penning the words “Latina Contra Trump” on a shirt in Sharpie. “Contra” means “against” in Spanish, a fact you would expect at least one single person on Team Eric Trump to know. Silly you.
Annie was nervous about debuting her shirt at the restaurant where the event was held, but she needn’t have been, since no one even noticed her protest. “I thought ‘contra’ was pretty clear, but I guess not,” she said.
Not only did Annie’s shirt not enrage the swarm of Trump devotees, the two were actually handpicked for a photo with the younger Trump. “I was sort of in disbelief when they actually called us forward,” Ceci, 17, told Buzzfeed. “I was like, ‘This is not happening. There’s no way they don’t see this shirt.’”
They saw it alright, but probably just assumed that Annie had badly misspelled “adores” or “supports” or “totally agrees with.”
“I couldn’t wrap my brain around it,” Ceci said, “so I just stood there and smiled. Right after, we ran out and looked at each other and just screamed.”
I love this story so much I want to bake it into a cake and eat it.