Paddy Power ambushes Donald Trump with a Mexican mariachi band

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Paddy Power has taken it upon itself to anger US presidential candidate Donald Trump with its latest stunt in Scotland.

After Trump’s executive airliner settled down at Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport on Friday 24 June, the Irish bookmaker had to welcome the VIP, a Mexican mariachi band.

Playing on Trump’s controversial comments about the Mexican people, and his supposed wall enforcing the borders between the nations, Paddy Power armed the band called ‘Juan Direction’ with a wheelbarrow full of bricks.

The stunt comes during a volatile time in Britain as the nation is faced with uncertainty following Vote Leave seizing a surprise victory in the EU referendum.

A Paddy Power representative said: “And David Cameron thought he was having a bad day. We gave Donald a good Guac-ing with this stunt, and it seems like voters will do the same in the polls. Still, at least he can blow his own Trump-et with our manhood market.”

Trump is in Scotland visiting his golf resort in Turnberry.

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John McCarthy

John is an entertainment marketing reporter at The Drum. He writes about the amazing marketing stories coming from the movie, TV, music and video game industries. He's also the hunt for the weirder trends in marketing and advertising.

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