by Brian Hayes
June 5, 2019
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is making overtures toward the Trump administration in the wake of a threat by the White House to levy tariffs if Mexico doesn’t do something about illegal immigration.
However, one Mexican senator has a different tack for dealing with the threat: Take over some American states.
Félix Salgado Macedonio probably wasn’t thinking things through serious when he took to Twitter to first insult the President of the United States, and then propose taking back the territory the United States won in the Mexican-American War back in the 19th century.
However, the rhetoric is not what anyone wants to hear — particularly after Macedonio personally insulted Trump even before he went all irredentist.
“Trump corn hairs, do not think we’re afraid of you,” Macedonio began, according to a Google translation of his tweet. (“Pelos de elote,” or “corn hairs,” is a colloquial insult that means “unattractive hair.” Because, get it? He noticed that Trump’s hair can be mocked. No one’s ever thought of that one before.)
“Mexicans are in our territory (California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Wyoming) We are going to recover our territory that was stolen,” he continued.
He then saluted Lopez Obrado, who is often known by an acronym made up of his four initials: “Viva AMLO, bastards!”