First lady Jill Biden is receiving pushback for what critics saw as “pandering” to the Hispanic community gone amuck during a recent speech in Texas.
According to a report by Fox News, Biden spoke about “diversity” to an ethnically varied group, even failing to appropriately pronounce the word “bodegas” at one point and calling Hispanic Americans “as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.”
Biden mispronounced the word “bodega” while talking about the “distinct” bodegas in New York City, making it seem like Bogota, the capital of Colombia. In a speech that referenced workers’ rights activist Cesar Chavez, she was criticized for also pronouncing the motto “Si Se Puede” incorrectly.
Judge Jeanine Pirro, the host of “The Five,” stated that President Biden’s standing with Hispanics has plummeted since taking office. She claimed that this is because of his open border policies and the fact that, like most Americans, they are suffering from inflation.
“He isn’t in favor of protecting the safety and security of the American people as it relates to crime. He’s not fighting for gas prices,” she said. “Hispanics are no different than the rest of us: They’re people. They want to make sure that they’ve got money in the bank or money at least to pay their bills. And they want food for their kids. They want their kids to be safe.”
First lady Jill Biden will not be harshly criticized in the same way that Melania Trump was, according to Pirro, who also called some of the Bidens’ “pandering” bigoted.
“They destroyed [Mrs. Trump] her before she even showed up,” Pirro said, adding that the racially-colored remarks were not unheard of among the first couple, reminding listeners of Joe Biden’s history of making racially-charged remarks.
When running for president in 2006, Biden was caught on camera by a C-SPAN crew bragging about the support of Indian-Americans and mentioning that his home state of Delaware has a sizable Indian-American population.
“You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent — I’m not joking,” Biden said at the time.