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Donald Trump piñata planned at UNL student group event

Donald Trump piñata planned at UNL student group event

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Donald Trump will be in Lincoln later this month, and the event is strictly BYOB.

Bring your own bat.

A group of Hispanic students is making The Donald the centerpiece of a fundraiser on the afternoon of Sept. 16 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Eat free food and buy a T-shirt, the students say.

And while you’re there, take a cathartic swing at a candy-filled Trump piñata — wearing a business suit and sporting that wispy hair — in honor of Hispanic heritage.

The presidential piñata is meant in good fun, said Francisco Mora, board adviser to the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UNL. It has become a hot trend in Mexico and stateside to incorporate a Trump piñata into celebrations since he began speaking out against illegal immigration, advocating for a border wall and calling Mexicans rapists.

Mora hesitated to wade into the politics. Trump is controversial, he said, and the students think the papier-mâché effigy might bring in more foot traffic. The former star of “The Celebrity Apprentice” would have to support their ultimate cause: raising money to attend a conference in the fall and interview for engineering jobs.

“We just want to get people to get together and enjoy the day,” Mora said.

Mora has not yet acquired the piñata, but he said the students would either make it themselves or turn to eBay.

Contact the writer: kate.howard@owh.com

402-444-3185, twitter.com/KateOWH

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