Texans rally against Mexico import tax, stand in solidarity with Topo Chico


First the wall, now Topo Chico. 

On Thursday White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that the Trump administration is considering a 20 percent tax for all goods imported from Mexico in order to pay for its proposed border wall. 

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has already assured and reiterated on several occasions that the country will not fund the border. If the tax is enforced, Americans will be the ones paying for the wall. 

But more importantly, the proposed policy would specifically affect the price of a Texas favorite: Topo Chico. 

The cherished mineral water drink, imported from Mexico, has Twitter rallying and rioting against the force of Trump, with many Texans losing their minds.

The notion of taxing Mexican goods has Americans fearing that avocados, tequila, Corona beer, jalapeños, and other merchandise would be in jeopardy. Some are even willing to march for the cause:

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Even United States Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is woke, calling the proposed policy “mucho sad.”

We know that the policy is just a floating proposition, but many Texans sincerely pray it does not become a reality. 

H/T Austin360

Dahlia Dandashi

Dahlia Dandashi

Dahlia Dandashi is a multimedia content producer. Her work has been published at the Austin American-Statesman and Viceland. An Arab-American raised in Dubai, she is based in Austin, Texas.