Billboard depicts Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz leaning in for kiss

CORAL GABLES, FL - MARCH 10: Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), talk during a broadcast break in the CNN, Salem Media Group, The Washington Times Republican Presidential Primary Debate on the campus of the University of Miami on March 10, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. The candidates continue to campaign before the March 15th Florida primary. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), talk during a broadcast break in the CNN, Salem Media Group, The Washington Times Republican Presidential Primary Debate on the campus of the University of Miami on March 10, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“Love Trumps Hate” reads a new billboard in Cleveland, Ohio that depicts Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz leaning in for a kiss.

The billboard was paid for by Planting Peace, a nonprofit humanitarian organization, and comes just one week before the Republican National Convention takes place in the same city.

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In a statement on its website, the group said the billboard is intended to call “for the immediate change in the Republican party platform with regard to our LGBT family and LGBT rights.”

What does Donald Trump have to say about ‘Texit?’

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JUNE 25: Presumptive Republican nominee for US president Donald Trump visits Trump International Golf Links on June 25, 2016 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The US presidential hopeful was in Scotland for the reopening of the refurbished Open venue golf resort Trump Turnberry which has undergone an eight month refurbishment as part of an investment thought to be worth in the region of two hundred million pounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Presumptive Republican nominee for US president Donald Trump visits Trump International Golf Links on June 25, 2016 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Not only did the United Kingdom make history this week as the first nation to exit the European Union — but as you might have seen by now, “Brexit” has also inspired the rise of “Texit.”

The U.K.’s decision on Thursday has led some Texans to start campaigning for a Texas secession from the United States, causing many on social media to weigh in. But the idea of a “Texit” has garnered so much attention that its even reached the 2016 presidential candidates, specifically Donald Trump.

On Saturday morning, during a press conference addressing England’s vote in Aberdeen, Scotland, Trump praised the nation for its decision. When a reporter asked him about Texas’ talk of secession, Trump responded by saying “Texas will never do that because Texas loves me.”

In March, former Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz beat out Trump in Texas with 44 percent of the vote to Trump’s 27 percent. But with Cruz out of the running, Trump visited Texas earlier this month to hold three rallies in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.

Another Texas valedictorian reveals undocumented status same day as Mayte Lara’s viral tweet

 

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The same day that Crockett High School valedictorian Mayte Lara sent out a tweet revealing both her 4.5 GPA and undocumented status, another Texas high school valedictorian stood up in front of her graduating class and identified herself as “one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of the United States.”

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Larissa Martinez of McKinney Boyd High School outside of Dallas used her speech as an opportunity to deliver a series of “unexpected realities” about her situation to her peers. Although Martinez will be on her way to Yale in the fall, she is still in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen after fleeing her alcoholic father and moving to Texas from Mexico City with her mother six years ago.

“Despite not having internet, a washing machine or even my own bed, I always had knowledge at my fingertips,” Martinez said of school, which she called a “safe haven.”

Martinez also alluded to a certain Republican presidential candidate during her speech, saying, “America can be great again without the construction of a wall built on hatred and prejudice.”

Although she admitted to WFAA to feeling nervous about the speech right up until its delivery, she only takes a second to pause and breathe before saying, “After all these years I have finally mustered up the courage and stand before you to share a struggle that I’ve had to deal with each and everyday,” and revealing her status as an undocumented immigrant.

“I realized,” Martinez’s mother told WFAA, “Yeah, that’s what we are. That’s what you are. That’s your story.”

Martinez ended her speech by saying, “They told me I couldn’t. So, I did.” You can watch Martinez’s full speech, here.

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