Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

He'll be spending the holiday on Friday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey instead.

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico's independence - and for the most part, it's not a big deal in Mexico.

Plenty of Cinco de Mayo celebrations across the US include tequila, sombreros and few Mexican Americans. President George W. Bush was the first to host the celebration at the White House, which traditionally invites Mexican artists, politicians and activists.

We've posted so many incredible photo galleries over the years, and in honor of Cinco de Mayo, which is known as weed appreciation day, here is one of our faves from May 5, 2013!

"We are, as the saying goes, with a few exceptions, a nation of immigrants, and that's as true today as it was at the hour of America's birth", Pence said, according to CNN.

The holiday celebrates the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexicans made a stand against an invading French army in 1862.

Many Mexican-American leaders took note of downgraded celebration. However, at least two major Hispanic groups were skeptical of his claims that President Trump has prioritized the Latino community.

For those who must travel to get their Cinco de Mayo drink on, authorities suggest designating a sober driver, calling a cab or logging onto a ride-service app-anything other than climbing behind the wheel.

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