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.