Throwing their arms up and proudly declaring “today is Taco Tuesday!” sums up how the ladies of ABC’s The View stepped in to defend and massage the situation First Lady Jill Biden caused on Monday after she made racist comments suggesting everyone in the Latino community are as “unique” as “tacos.” Together they laughed and suggested “we all step in poo” and it was nothing egregious because “we understood what you were trying to do.”
“First Lady Jill Biden has apologized after making some Unsympathetic analogiesYesterday, during a speech in San Antonio to Latino Americans. I can’t even tell–” Whoopi Goldberg tried to announce as she fought back her laughter.
In the clip in question, the First Lady was giving a speech at a “LatinX” event and said: “…the diversity of this community is as distinct as the bodedas [sic] of the Bronx, as beautiful and the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.”
After the cast allowed the audience to have a good time, Goldberg stood by Biden and turned the whole situation into something funny:
You think somebody might have read the speech beforehand and said, ‘maybe you don’t want to say it like this.’ But this, you know, I don’t even want to say what it is, because, you know, Everybody has to step on poo at times.And so it happens. But this was really, you can hear the people going – ‘what is she saying? Did she just say ‘bogeda?’
Goldberg was also in hot water for making anti-Semitic remarks that invoked the Holocaust earlier this year. She was granted personal repentance by the Anti-Defamation League head.
Sunny Hostin, a faux Republican Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin teamed up in an attempt to claim that Biden wasn’t racist simply because she has Latino friends or staff. “She has so many, I think, high-level Latinas on her staff,”Hostin spoke. “Her first chief of staff was Julissa Reynoso, a Dominican,” Navarro noted. “Her chief of staff now is Anthony Bernal. And there’s a ton of high-level Hispanics in the White House…”
After Goldberg made a joke that those staffers didn’t help her out, Navarro added that perhaps the “margaritas” they were drinking at the conference were “a little too strong.” Navarro then commended Biden for just “showing up. Because for four years we had an administration where nobody showed up to the Essence Festival.”
“Pro-tip, when speaking to Hispanics really, really avoided any comparisons to tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas, alcapurrias, and chilaquiles,” she added.
As the most critical voice, Hostin did admit Biden “used racial stereotypes” but seemed to excuse it because someone “wrote that for her.” “And it was such an unforced error,”She lamented, while continuing to ignore the fact that more Latinos are voting Republican.
Because when you think about political affiliation, there’s — Republicans are making the argument that there are more Hispanics that are now registering as Republican, and that – I don’t know if that’s true and I don’t think it’s true, because right now, 56 percent of Hispanic-Americans identify as Democrats, whereas only 26 percent of Hispanic Americans identify as Republicans.
Hostin’s use of poor numbers and insufficient citations is well-known. The same host was earlier on the show. she falsely claimed “85 percent of mass shootings are done by AR-15s,” when in reality handguns make up most mass shootings.
And after some quick quips about Biden mispronouncing “bodega,” Goldberg again tried to soothe Biden’s embarrassment. “I don’t know if we all have stepped in it, I know I have stepped in it. So, Dr. Jill, you know, hear the humor, we get it, we understood what you were trying to do, and just try not to do it again,”Sie said.
Navarro proudly declared: “And today is Taco Tuesday!”
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ABC’s The View
June 12, 2022
WHOOPI SILVERBERG [While trying to hold back laughter]Jill Biden, the First Lady, has apologized for making unwise analogies yesterday during her speech in San Antonio to Latino Americans. It’s hard to tell what she said. All you have to do is look.
[Cuts to video]
JILL BIDDEN: Contribute to the building of this organization by understanding the differences in this community. [sic]Bronx as gorgeous as Miami’s blooms, but as distinctive as San Antonio’s breakfast tacos.
Is your strength.
[Cuts back to live]
GOLDBERG: [Mouth open is shock]
ANA NAVARRO: These two ladies in the – these two Latinas in the front row are just cracking up.
SUNNY HOSTIN: They heard “bodedas” and they’re just – I mean, bodega is what she meant to say.
GOLDBERG: You think somebody might have read the speech beforehand and said, ‘maybe you don’t want to say it like this.’ But this, you know, I don’t even want to say what it is, because, you know, we all step in poo from time to time, and so this happens. But this was really, you can hear the people going – ‘what is she saying?’
GINGER ZEE. And then, that nervous laugh.
GOLDBERG: ‘Did she just say ‘bogeda?’
HOSTIN: Our senior producer said, but who wrote the speech and went ‘yes, I got it right?’ And then gave it to her because she has so many, I think, high-level Latinas on her staff.
NAVARRO: Her chief of staff for the first time – Her first chief of staff was Julissa Reynoso, a Dominican, who’s now – who they now appointed ambassador to Spain. Anthony Bernal now serves as her chief of assistant. The White House has a lot of Hispanics, including Julie Rodriguez Chavez.
HOSTIN: That’s right.
NAVARRO –as an advisor special
HOSTIN: The were not there.
NAVARRO : I’ll tell you. I’ve been to these conventions, the margaritas sometimes are a little too strong.
HOSTIN – Something happened.
NAVARRO: Do you know what? NAVARRO: You know what? I’m going to award her points just for being there. For four years, we had an administration in which nobody turned up at the Essence Festival.
HOSTIN: That’s true. That’s true. Kamala was present.
NAVARRO, Kamala was there.
GOLDBERG It was not what you expected to see at the Essence Festival. I’m just saying.
NAVARRO: But – And I also want to focus on – What she was talking about was, last week the President awarded a presidential medal of freedom, which is the highest honor a civilian can get, to Raúl Yzaguirre.
Raúl Yzaguirre, who is friend of mine, a mentor of many years, founded the National Council of La Raza. Today, his body is racked with Parkinson’s, but his mind is intact. Raul was very focused on one thing throughout his life: bringing unity between Hispanics. He understood that as Mexican-Americans, and Dominican-Americans, and Nicaraguan-Americans, and Venezuelans—
HOSTIN: Puerto Ricans.
NAVARRO — And Puerto Ricans were, we were one.
She was speaking inarticulately about that. Speaking to Hispanics, Pro-tip avoided making any comparisons with tacos or enchiladas.
ZEE: If you’re talking about anybody, avoid eating food related to them. Whether that’s skin color. You don’t use food to describe people.
GOLDBERG: I would be upset if someone said, “you bring the chicken out in people.”
HOSTIN: I don’t know who –
GOLDBERG: That’s kind of what, in case you’re not – this is what –
HOSTIN: This was a racial stereotype. It was a racial stereotype. So, I don’t know who wrote that for her, but –
It was an innocent error. Right? Because when you think about political affiliation, there’s — Republicans are making the argument that there are more Hispanics that are now registering as Republican, and that – I don’t know if that’s true and I don’t think it’s true, because right now, 56 percent of Hispanic-Americans identify as Democrats, whereas only 26 percent of Hispanic Americans identify as Republicans.
And so she was sort of preaching to the choir and in doing so she’s talking about tacos and bodedas, which I’ve never been to one.
NAVARRO, Bogeda means when you mix an bodega with pagoda.
HOSTIN: Oh, a pagoda so that’s a –
[Crosstalk and laughter]
GOLDBERG : It was Bolivia. Bodega.
NAVARRO: No, that’s Bogota.
GOLDBERG : O, yes.
NAVARRO: And that’s Colombia.
GOLDBERG: But his is what we will say what we’ll say – what I will say – that’s right is Columbia, hello!
We all – I don’t know if we all have stepped in it, I know I have stepped in it. We get Dr. Jill’s humor.
NAVARRO – Today is Taco Tuesday
GOLDBERG – We will be back.