After first lady Jill Biden delivered a speech at a “Latinx Incluxion” event and referred to Hispanics as tacos, she faced some laughter and derision.
On Monday, Biden spoke in San Antonio, Texas at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk for the Latinx IncluXion Luncheon.
The first lady, addressing a largely Hispanic audience, mistakenly pronounced “bodegas” as “bogedas,” and likened the Hispanic Americans to breakfast tacos.
“The beauty of this community is as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, as gorgeous as the blooms of Miami, and distinct from the bogedas of the Bronx! It’s your uniqueness that makes you strong!”
The first lady’s taco comparison was met with widespread laughter from the audience, although others on social media criticized her for the strange simile.
“This sorry BIDEN White House can’t be more insensitive and tone-deaf to the Hispanic American community? Pathetic,” said activist Fernando Amandi.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) added, “If Jill Biden is going to be comparing the Hispanic American people to breakfast tacos, she should at least be more inclusive: It’s ‘TacX,’ Jill.”
“Which White House speechwriter just made a bet and won by getting Jill Biden to say something like this?” said one pundit.
“Jill Biden, like most LATINOS, I do not consider myself a ‘breakfast taco.’ Nor do I identify as a #LATINX,” Elisa Martinez tweeted.
“I’m very excited for the new season of Veep!” Giancarlo Sopo joked.
“Incluxion” takes things to a whole new level of cringe, according to David Burge.
During the event, Mrs. Biden discussed gun control and pledged that the president would push for a ban on assault weapons in response to the recent mass shootings.
After recent polls showed that more and more Hispanics were switching parties and becoming Republicans, the first lady’s trip was part of a Democratic strategy to win over the Hispanic vote. She was ridiculed in 2021 when she mangled the pronunciation of a Spanish political phrase at a Cesar Chavez birthday celebration.