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Mexico senators whack Trump effigy

Mexican leftist senators screamed insults as they battered a “pinata” effigy of US President-elect Donald Trump.

world Updated: Dec 08, 2016 23:23 IST
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The Republican billionaire launched his White House quest by denouncing Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug traffickers, and vowing to build a wall on the southern US border.(AFP Representational Photo)

Mexican leftist senators screamed insults as they battered a “pinata” effigy of US President-elect Donald Trump in an online video that went viral.

To the cheerful tune of a trumpet, the male and female senators in evening dress take turns swinging a club at the paper doll, a traditional Mexican party game.

The large pinata, hung by the neck at a Christmas party for PRD party lawmakers, resembled the provocative US leader-in-waiting with a dark suit and blonde quiff.

One of the senators finally whacks off the pinata’s legs and the effigy spills out its candy.

The Republican billionaire launched his White House quest by denouncing Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug traffickers, and vowing to build a wall on the southern US border.

Mexicans are also concerned about Trump’s protectionist stance on trade with their country.

“I ask you to be united in sending our greetings to Donald,” Senator Miguel Angel Barbosa tells participants before they whistle, yell an obscenity and start whacking.