While speaking at Latinx IncluXion Luncheon on Monday, Jill Biden alleged that the Hispanic community is “as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio”.
“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, referring to UnidosUS founder Raul Yzaguirre.
Jill Biden’s statement, in part:
JILL BIDEN: Hispanics are “as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio."
She actually said this.pic.twitter.com/P2BUDKhMxm
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 12, 2022
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reacted to Jill Biden’s remarks by changing his profile picture on Twitter to a taco:
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 12, 2022
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also responded to Jill Biden’s statement, writing on Twitter, “Personally, I’m a chorizo, egg & cheese.”
Personally, I’m a chorizo, egg & cheese. 🌮🌮🌮 https://t.co/cyrd0ITbN8
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 11, 2022
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists issued a statement to Jill Biden hours after her speech:
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
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said in a tweet, “If Jill Biden is going to compare Hispanic Americans to breakfast Taco’s then she could at least use more inclusive language: It’s ‘TacX,’ Jill.”
If Jill Biden is going to compare Hispanic Americans to breakfast tacos then she could at least use more inclusive language:
It’s “TacX,” Jill.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) July 11, 2022
Danilelle Alvarez posted a comparison of what appeared to be political pandering from the Bidens:
JILL BIDEN: As unique as the breakfast tacos.
JOE BIDEN: I just have one thing to say. pic.twitter.com/LRBGUfCWip
— Danielle Alvarez (@Danielle_Alva) July 12, 2022