At least one Latino activist is calling for a boycott of two popular Irving-based Mexican restaurant chains because the owner is a prominent fundraiser for Donald Trump.
Carlos Quintanilla, leader of the group Accion American, said he would organize a boycott of Mi Cocina and Taco Diner restaurants.
The restaurants' owner, Ray Washburne, of Highland Park, is national vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee and may host a fundraiser when the presumptive Republican nominee visits Dallas next Thursday.
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"We're asking people not to eat his garbage tacos," Quintanilla said.
Quintanilla also said he planned to organize protests during Trump's visit.
"We have called for a massive mobilization," he said. "We cannot permit Donald Trump to simply come into Dallas, which is a majority Latino city, and collect money and continue to attack our community."
Washburne did not return a call seeking comment Thursday, but on Friday he told NBC 5 that while he does raise money as the vice chair of the Victory Committee, he is not hosting a fundraiser for Trump next week.
Washburne added that he has employed thousands of Latinos at his restaurants and doesn't appreciate what protesters are doing.