Jill Biden spoke at an event called the ‘Latinx IncluXion Luncheon’ this week, apparently in an effort to reach out to the Hispanic community.
It ended up being a moment in major cringe when she compared Hispanic voters to tacos.
Can you imagine the reaction from Democrats and the media if this was Melania Trump?
FOX News reports:
Jill Biden says Texas Hispanics as ‘unique’ as ‘breakfast tacos’ during San Antonio speech
First Lady Jill Biden on Monday said the Hispanic community was as “unique” as the “breakfast tacos” during a speech in San Antonio, Texas,
Biden was speaking at the 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference titled “Siempre Adelante: Our Quest for Equity” when she made the remark.
At the time, she was UnidosUS President Raul Yzaguirre’s work.
“Raul 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,” she said.
The event is the largest gathering of Hispanic advocates, KENS reported.
“Each year the UnidosUS Annual Conference is the premier event devoted to the diverse Hispanic community that is moving our country forward,” the conference notes on its website.
Biden’s comments come at a time when the president is seeking to reach out to Hispanic voters, who have voiced displeasure with his job performance.
Here’s the video:
At a "Latinx IncluXion" conference, Jill Biden says the Hispanic community is as "unique" as tacos.pic.twitter.com/Vb5wJyYGWB
— RNC Latinos (@RNCLatinos) July 11, 2022
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists offered this response to Jill:
NAHJ encourages @FLOTUS & her communications team to take time to better understand the complexities of our people & communities.
We are not tacos.
Our heritage as Latinos is shaped by various diasporas, cultures & food traditions.
Do not reduce us to stereotypes. pic.twitter.com/KQIq5gwsht
— NAHJ (@NAHJ) July 12, 2022
This administration is just beyond parody.