On Tuesday Monday ~Doctor~ Jill Biden attended the 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference in San Antonio, Siempre Adelante: Our Quest for Equity. Here’s what she said at the event:
“I helped build this organization 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.”
What doozy. Not only did Jill Biden compare hispanic people to tacos she also thought listing a bunch of stereotypically high populace hispanic communities would be a fine idea, compared them to convenience stores and then took credit for their organization’s success. You’re doing great, Jill!
The first outlets to report on this massive gaffe were publications known as “hill rags” which is a bit of a misnomer because they’re often first on insider gossip and news from DC. The Hill reported early on the major misstep as did Fox News. It wasn’t until almost 20 hours after the incident and first report from The Hill that any major outlet reported on the comment and when they did so, CNN reported that she apologized for the comment not simply on the racist and patronizing nature of her speech.
Outside of CNN and Fox News no other major Cable news outlet has reported on the incident at the time of authoring this article; neither has the Washington Post or the New York Times.
Imagine how this would be reported on if Melania Trump had said it. I’m sure John Oliver is lining up his comedy routine over this the same as he would have for Melania.
This embarrassing and completely rude comment comes as Joe Biden is polling at 26% max (some polls have him as low as 22%) with Hispanic voters. His overall approval is only 33% which is pretty catastrophic but Hispanic voters are on the far side of dissatisfaction with his leadership. Unsurprisingly, the Biden administration seems to never grasp that Hispanic people are Americans and they care as deeply or, clearly, moreso about the cost of food, the economy and education for their kids. Immigration policy is just one of many things people of all colors care about and not all people of certain ethnic dissent agree on immigration policy. GO FIGURE!
Not sure his wife, white and rich, who fancies herself the inventor of a major hispanic equality organization and calls brown people “tacos” is going to help the cause.