Joe Biden INSULTS Latinos In Shocking Speech
(NewsBroadcast.com) – On May 5, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House with the First Lady of Mexico, Beatriz Gutiérrez Mueller de López Obrador. During his speech, the US leader made a couple of remarks that some believe were insulting to Latinos. Biden also referred to Mexico as being in America’s front yard and not her backyard, a saying that is apparently unflattering in Spanish.
Biden appeared to try and talk about how America should embrace the Spanish language, saying 25% of kids in schools already speak it. However, while attempting to convey his commitment that American invest in the Latino community, he stumbled by saying the US would conquer, but also honor, those who have “gotten in the way.” The president’s inconsistency with his words made it difficult to understand what he was even saying.
An editor with Mexico Today, José Díaz Briseño, suggested the US “avoid such references.”
🇺🇸🇲🇽 Biden ends his #CincoDeMayo message at the Rose Garden saying this about Mexico:
"It’s not our backyard, it's our front yard”
* US speechwriters should avoid any reference to a “yard” when talking about Mexico/LatAm. The metaphor in Spanish isn’t flattering. pic.twitter.com/CDKVAix9UY
— José Díaz Briseño (@diazbriseno) May 5, 2022
Although the phrase was at the end of a complimentary speech about the United States’ neighbor to the south, saying the US and Mexico are “genuine, true friends,” Biden’s yard reference may have soured the sentiment. Perhaps when speaking to people of different cultures and languages, it would be more beneficial if the president’s speechwriters consider the audience.
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