Amy Klobuchar was stumped last week when asked by Telemundo if she could name the president of Mexico. ‘No,’ she said. Prompted with the same question, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said, ‘I forget.’ Only Pete Buttigieg was able to name him.
The average person could be forgiven for being unable to name the president of Mexico. Klobuchar isn’t an average person, she’s a senator who’s running to be president of the United States. It’s unacceptable that she couldn’t name the president of Mexico, especially in an interview with Telemundo. You’d think she would have been properly prepped for the interview with the Spanish-language network by her staff.
At a CNN town hall in Las Vegas, Klobuchar tried to make amends by giving her greetings to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but the gringo incorrectly pronounced his first name as “Andre,”
Klobuchar ignorance exposes her disrespect for Mexico and Mexican-Americans, it’s no wonder that she has less than one percent support from the Hispanic population in the United States.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg whose name is mispronounced and misspelled by pundits and reporters on an almost daily basis, not only was able to name the president of Mexico, but he pronounced his name correctly.
As an Hispanic whose surname is routinely mispronounced and mangled, Mayor Pete has my respect and admiration, and most importantly he has my vote.