Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

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Although tequila is a Cinco de Mayo favorite, there's another treat whose popularity tends to spike on the holiday: tacos.

It's a holiday that many already thought was appropriated by breweries, liquor companies and bars.

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As for Cinco de Mayo, enjoy your adult beverages, elote, tacos and any other way you choose to celebrate the big day.

Josh Duhamel, the star of the new "Transformers: The Last Night", kicked off the holiday commemorating the victory of Mexico in the Battle at Puebla, with a special ball drop in Times Square on Thursday. President George W. Bush was the first to host the celebration at the White House, which traditionally invites Mexican artists, politicians and activists.

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At Palenque Fresh Mexican Cuisine in Pillette Village, Cinco de Mayo is the restaurant's busiest day of the year. However, at least two major Hispanic groups were skeptical of his claims that President Trump has prioritized the Latino community.

Americans consume up to 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo every year. Cinco de Mayo is just one of them.

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"People of Mexican heritage and their children, and their children's children have influenced our commerce and our culture, and our language and our literature, our faith and our food".

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