The First Lady’s speech in California alongside Governor Gavin Newsom in Delano went viral on Twitter after speaking to farmworkers. Dr Jill Biden’s pronunciation of “¡Si Se Puede!,” which translates to “yes we can” in Spanish drew criticism online. The phrase became popularised by César Chávez and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta in 1970s.
Twitter was alight with comments as one said: “Jill Biden makes Peggy Hill sound like a native Spanish speaker.”
Another added: “That’s super embarrassing.”
A third person wrote: “My drunk English is better Spanish than this.”
While a fourth noted: “She butchered the hell out of that.”
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The embarrassing moment comes amid reports President Joe Biden’s rescue dog Major nipped an individual on White House grounds, a spokesman said on Tuesday, the second such incident involving the younger of Biden’s two German Shepherds.
Earlier this month, Major bit a security staff member, according to media reports.
The incident caused a “minor injury,” a White House spokeswoman said at the time.
“Major is still adjusting to his new surroundings and he nipped someone while on a walk,” Michael LaRosa, a spokesman for first lady Jill Biden, said of Monday’s incident.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the individual was seen by (the White House medical unit) and then returned to work without injury.”
The president adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018 after serving as vice president under former President Barack Obama.
Mr Biden’s other house pet, Champ, is an old Washington hand, having joined the family in 2008 when the Delaware Senator was first elected vice president.
For the most part, Major is a “sweet dog,” Mr Biden said earlier this month.
The first family is also expected to get a cat.