Jill Biden slammed for comparing Hispanics to breakfast tacos

Dr. Jill Biden’s attempt to compliment the Hispanic community at an event in Texas backfired dramatically when she compared them to a traditional Mexican meal.

She was speaking Monday at the annual UnidosUS conference in San Antonio, where more than 60% of the population is Hispanic.

She praised the group’s president, Raul Yzaguirre, who “helped build this organization knowing that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the flowers of Miami and as unique as breakfast tacos here in San Antonio is your strength.

Republicans were quick to jump on it to mock his comments with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida making his Twitter profile a taco and Ted Cruz of Texas highlighting the comments and tweeting, “personally I’m a chorizo, egg and cheese .”

Hispanic voters are a growing demographic and key to Democrats’ efforts to retain control of the U.S. Senate and House in 2022. Polls have shown the traditionally Democratic constituency turning to Republican candidates.

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