Trump Latin American Travel Ban To Include Peru, Colombia, Benicio Del Toro
Washington, DC -- With the release of Sicario: Day of the Soldado, President Donald Trump has added Benicio Del Toro to the list of countries on his travel ban. Del Toro is set to be the first on a new list that will target Central and South America.
The list, as currently announced, includes Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Benicio Del Toro, and Haiti. Trump’s explanation for each varied. Peru is banned over their World Cup performance, stating “anyone who can lose to France twice doesn’t deserve to come to this great country.” While he refused to comment on the United States not even qualifying for the World Cup, he was adamant that the United States continues to win the World Series every year, and that “the rest of the world isn’t even trying.”
After being asked if he was aware that Del Toro, 51, is a Puerto Rican actor, Trump expressed confusion, choosing to double-down on his claim. “I thought it was like Chihuahua. You know, Chihuahua. It’s a Mexican state. It’s a tiny dog. Very confusing. The people need to know where Benicio Del Toro is on the map.”
While Trump has come around in his thinking, understanding that Benicio Del Toro is an actor, he remains hesitant to remove him from the travel ban. He refused to disclose why Del Toro would remain on the list, only stating, “Go to Canada if you want forgiveness.” Those close to him believe the confusion arose after the president took time off from golfing to watch the new release.
When pressed by journalists asking if he was aware that Del Toro was Puerto Rican, the president had this to say: “If he wants to be Puerto Rican, move to New York. We all know how it works. If you speak Spanish in New York, you’re Puerto Rican. If you speak Spanish in Florida, you’re Cuban. If he wants to speak Spanish in California, then he’s Mexican.”
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