Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar met with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a few days ahead of Saturday’s Nevada caucus. Things got a little… ridiculous.
OH MY GOD IT'S REAL. pic.twitter.com/6Z97k5XEfj
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) February 19, 2020
“My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth grade Spanish my name was Elena,” she said.
Klobuchar then added that she was called “Elena” because she was unable to roll her R’s. Hmm.
As expected, people online mocked the Minnesota Senator.
Everything is a little funnier when you bring in some telenovela references (¡y a mucha honra!):
— Steven Avocado 🏳️🌈 (@StevenAvocado) February 19, 2020
How would Amy aka Elena have conjugated verbs in Spanish class:
Yo Klobucho, tú Klobuchas, él/ella Klobucha, nosotros Klobuchamos https://t.co/6aKcX6UbJk
— claudia irizarry aponte (@clauirizarry) February 19, 2020
Others were quick to point out how she could recall a 4th grade class memory but fail to name Mexico’s President in a recent interview:
So she can remember the name of her 4th grade spanish class but not the current president of Mexico?
— Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria (@rscspokenword) February 19, 2020
Amy’s relevance knows no bounds:
PICTURED: Elena Klobuchamos, the first female governor of Puerto Rico. pic.twitter.com/u9x58RnxIU
— Gabe Gonzalez (@gaybonez) February 19, 2020
We here at Latino Rebels had our individual takes:
"They call me Elena" pic.twitter.com/luzFzeC9a4
— Amanda Alcántara (@YoSoy_Amanda) February 19, 2020
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) February 19, 2020
FYI, this is also happened:
Here I thought I was the only Aimee identifying as an Elena!
— Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) February 19, 2020
But why all this level of pandering? As reported at the Miami Herald, Amy Klobuchar is currently polling at 5 percent among Nevada’s Latino voters, according to a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon and Telemundo. She isn’t doing that better with a Univision poll either. Still, this is just a whole other level.
Amy, do better. Do mejor.