WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Donald Trump launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination by waging war against Mexicans and immigrants and it has paid off for him and his campaign. He continues to surge as the frontrunner in the polls, way ahead of his GOP co-candidates.
Mike Huckabee is fast catching on, however, and may finally be chipping away on Trump’s monopoly on media coverage.
First, Huckabee jumped on the national controversy regarding Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in violation of a court order. Upon her release from county prison, Huckabee stood by Davis’ side and proclaimed that the courts and others are engaged in an attack against Christian values.
Now, Huckabee is attacking Doritos, makers of tortilla and other kinds of chips, and he is getting the media attention he has been seeking.
After Frito-Lay this month said it would mail rainbow-colored Doritos chips to consumers who donate money to the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit helping the LGBT community, Huckabee went on the offensive against the snack-maker.
In a letter sent to Frito-Lay on Tuesday, Huckabee said Dan Savage, the man behind the group benefiting from the bags, has for years made “very hateful and vulgar comments toward Christians” and called “for violence and injury to people he disagrees with.”
The letter follows one he sent four days earlier in which Huckabee first asked Frito-Lay to stop raising money for Savage’s project. The chip maker has not responded to either letter.
So far, the only apparent response Huckabee was getting was news that Doritos has sold out all of its rainbow-colored chips and has a long back-order list that it is trying to fulfill.
(There is also some unconfirmed news that the state of California is in short supply of avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole which goes perrfectly with Dorito chips.)
It is a win for Doritos and the LGBT community, but it is a loss for Trump who is on the losing end of Huckabee’s media-grabbing antics.
Is this the beginning of the end for Trump?