After comparing Latinos to “breakfast tacos,” Jill Biden has since apologized for the comments she made during a conference in San Antonio Texas.
The controversial statements came during her speech at the 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference. While speaking with the organization’s president, Raul Yzaguirre, Jill said, “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.”
On Tuesday, Biden’s Press Secretary Michael LaRosa tweeted, “The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community.
The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community.
— Michael LaRosa (@MichaelLaRosa46) July 12, 2022
Conservative responses to Michael’s apology were swift to point out the lack of the term “Latinx.”
Don’t you mean Latinx?????
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) July 12, 2022
I really need a White House style guide for when it's Latino and when it's Latinx. https://t.co/w6EILhQR9C
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) July 12, 2022
Why not Latinx???
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) July 12, 2022
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) July 12, 2022
if the First Lady is truly sorry, she would
taco bout it https://t.co/gByupTS2p4
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) July 12, 2022