During a meeting Tuesday night with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas, Sen. Amy Klobuchar tried to relate to a mostly Hispanic crowd by talking about her fourth-grade Spanish and other Spanish-related anecdotes. According to various reports, Klobuchar kicked off her presentation by saying: “My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth grade Spanish they gave me the name Elena.”
I decided to tweet out a video of the exchage using the hashtag #MyKlobucharEthnicName and what followed was a hilarious thread of people sharing their “ethnic name.” Purely for this blogger’s entertainment (I hope).
WATCH the original video (below) and then scroll down for some hilarious responses:
— Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) February 19, 2020
Hispanics at Starbucks
— Enrique Pérez de la Rosa (@ByPerezDeLaRosa) February 19, 2020
Shut up, Alicia!
My grandpa would call me “Chata” for “Chata hell up” 😐 Can that count as #MyKlobucharEthnicName ?
— Alicia Lewis (@sosaysalicia) February 19, 2020
in spanish class they called me “el chicharron”
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) February 19, 2020
Lalo is Klobuspeak for AMLO
— Mexican Judge (@laloalcaraz) February 19, 2020
Full Spanish class name: Elena Manuel López Obrador (friends called me EMLO)
— James J. A. Blair (@JJABlair) February 19, 2020
JUST FOLLOW #MyKlobucharEthnicName for more entertainment…