Owners of Mexican restaurant north of Tucson targeted on social media after Trump rally

Owners of Mexican restaurant north of Tucson targeted on social media after Trump rally
Jorge and Betty Rivas (Image: Tuscon.com screen grab)

[Ed. – With blacks it’s ‘house Negro’ or ‘Uncle Tom.’ What’s the epithet for Hispanics who are called out for thinking for themselves?]

The owners of a Mexican restaurant in Catalina are fending off social media attacks after appearing in the VIP area at Donald Trump’s Phoenix campaign rally last week.

A member of the Grupo de Palfeis Facebook group on Wednesday posted a screengrab image from the Feb. 19 rally that showed Sammy’s Mexican Grill owner Betty Rivas standing behind Trump, donning a red cowboy hat emblazoned with “Latinos Love Trump.”

That post on Grupo de Palfeis, which is a marketplace where its 109,000 members can advertise goods and services, attracted more than 230 comments — pretty much all of them negative.

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The conversation then moved to Sammy’s restaurant’s social media including its Yelp and Google reviews.

“Very ugly stuff. They are saying nasty stuff about the restaurant,” owner Jorge Rivas said Friday. …

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