‘As unique as tacos’: US First Lady apologizes for comparing Latinos to food

by Magan Crane

US First Lady Jill Biden apologized Tuesday for her comments at an event comparing members of the Latino community with traditional food, as part of the Mexico-US summit.


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Biden on Monday commended UnidosUS President Raul Yzaguirre, who “helped build this organization on the understanding that the diversity of this community, as outstanding as the Bodegas Bronx, as beautiful as the flowers of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, are your strength.” .

San Antonio is over 60 percent Hispanic or Hispanic.

Republicans were quick to mock his comments. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida made a taco on his Twitter profile, and Ted Cruz of Texas highlighted the comments, tweeting: “Personally I’m chorizo, egg and cheese.”


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This Tuesday, his press secretary, Michael Larosa, tweeted that Biden “is apologetic because his words convey anything but pure admiration and love toward the Latino community.”

Hispanic and Hispanic voters are a growing demographic and key to Democrats’ efforts to maintain control of the United States Senate and House of Representatives in 2022. Polls have shown that Democratic voters traditionally shift toward Republican candidates.

With information from El Financiero

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