The Ridge celebrates Cinco de Mayo!

President Donald Trump eschewed a 16-year precedent this week and opted not to host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House. Thumbs down to over-imbibing and driving. Use our southern neighbor's victory over the French at the 1862 Battle of Puebla as your excuse to dress up, bust out the maracas, and knock back shots of tequila.

"Why not celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I love Hispanics!" Trump tweeted.

Funding for the local DUI operations come from California Office of Traffic Safety grants, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated in most of the rest of Mexico.

Vazquez tells us that Puebla is really the only city and state in Mexico to celebrate the holiday. Trump spent the holiday at a golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The French retreated though it would take six more years - and more battles - to convince the French to exit Mexico. "So tomorrow night at Bartaco [in Nashville], they allowed us to rent out the patio and we're going to have a Cinco de Mayo-slash-graduation party for my wife, who is getting her doctorate on Saturday", Smith revealed exclusively to Sounds Like Nashville.

Some of the largest celebrations in the US are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west.

However, there are other ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, such as with a taste of authentic Mexican flavor.

Of course, Trump is better known for calling Mexican immigrants "rapists", cracking down on all those "bad hombres" and pushing for a wildly unnecessary wall on the United States' southern border.

  • Leroy Wright