During a speech to the biggest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the country, Jill Biden referred to Latinos as being "as distinctive" as San Antonio morning tacos. .
Jill Biden, the first lady, issued an apology on Tuesday after claiming that San Antonio's Latino population was "as distinctive as the breakfast tacos" in a speech there.
“The first lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community,” tweeted Jill Biden’s spokesperson, Michael LaRosa.
The strength of this community, according to Biden, "is its variety, which is as distinctive as the bodegas of the Bronx, as lovely as the blooms of Miami, and as special
Biden's remark, according to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, showed "a lack of cultural awareness and sensitivity to the multiplicity of Latinos in the region."
The president's apology came hours before he was scheduled to meet at the White House with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador,
The nation's highest civilian accolade, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was been given to the former organization's president and CEO.
"Raul helped create this organisation with the knowledge that the variety of our community — as unique as the Bronx's bodegas, as lovely as Miami's blooms,
Michael LaRosa, the first lady's spokesperson, stated, "The first lady regrets that her comments did not communicate genuine affection and love for the Latino community.