Amy Klobuchar Says She Was Nicknamed ‘Elena’ in Fourth Grade, Twitter Mocks It

Feb 19, 2020
1:45 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks during the Clark County Democrats Kick Off to Caucus Gala at Tropicana Las Vegas February 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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. 

“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!):

How would Amy aka Elena have conjugated verbs in Spanish class:

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:

Amy’s relevance knows no bounds:

We here at Latino Rebels had our individual takes:

FYI, this is also happened:

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.