Jill Biden Compared Latino Diversity to Breakfast Tacos...
Jill Biden has since been slammed by a Hispanic journalists’ group...
Jill Biden has been slammed by a Hispanic journalists’ group after she compared diversity among Latinos to the uniqueness of breakfast tacos…
She said Raul Yzaguirre built it "with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength."
Jill Biden also slipped up and mispronounced the word “bodegas” in the same line. You can hear a faint cheer from the crowd as Jill Biden laughs a little, according to a video shot at the event.
Jill Biden’s remarks have since been criticized by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. They say, "Using breakfast tacos to try to demonstrate the uniqueness of Latinos in San Antonio demonstrates a lack of cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the diversity of Latinos in the region.”
"The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community."
Michael LaRosa, Jill Biden’s press secretary, tweeted to the NAHJ.
Unsurprisingly, many Republicans took the moment to bash the speech of Jill Biden. Andy Briggs said, "Jill Biden says Hispanics are as 'unique' as tacos and calls bodegas 'bogidas.' No wonder Hispanics are fleeing the Democratic Party!"
Steve Guest said, "Which White House speechwriter just won a bet for getting the First Lady to say something like this?"
In defense of Jill Biden, Janet Murguía, the president and CEO of UnidosUS said, "She has been a great educator in, and a great amiga to, our community for years. Privileged to call her a friend.