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Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:07

A new beer features President Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi musician. As Fred Katayama reports, the new beer aims to celebrate cross-border cooperation.

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This new beer may seem bitter to President Donald Trump. It casts the president as a gun-slinging mariachi donning a sombrero. A swastika belt buckle holds up his pants. Called "Amigous Cerveza," the craft beer purposely misspells the word, "amigo," to poke fun at the way some Americans mispronounce that word meaning "friend". The brew was concocted by a cross border team: Epic Brewing in the U.S. and Mexico's Casa Cervecera Cru Cru and Error de Diciembre. Cru Cru CEO Luis Enrique de la Reguera explains the message behind the brew: SOUNDBITE: LUIS ENRIQUE DE LA REGUERA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF BREWERY CASA CERVECERA CRU CRU (ENGLISH VOICEOVER) SAYING: "We don't agree with the way the president of the United States talks about Mexico, and we wanted to show him that we can create great products, collaborating between the United States and Mexico." Trump angered Mexicans when he said the country sends rapists and drug runners across the border. He has also pledged to build a border wall. Mexicans aren't drinking to that, but they're downing this beer. The original batch of 1200 bottles and 400 liters on tap sold out in the very first week.

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Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:07