Liberals Offended By Joe Kennedy’s Spanish

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Rep. Joe Kennedy III addressed DACA recipients in Spanish during his response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Unfortunately for him, the liberal base may have found his attempts to be more offensive than they were honorable. People pointed out his lack of fluency and the obvious attempt to pander to immigrants.

Multiple people noted that it could be “condescending” to assume that DACA recipients do not speak English and need to be addressed in Spanish.

“News alert: dreamers speak more English than Spanish,” Father Jonathan Morris tweeted. “They came here as kids.”

“Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaking 2 Dreamers n Spanish…implies #DACA recipients don’t speak English,” NPR host Sam Sanders wrote. “That’s a patronizing falsehood.”

Others just complained that Kennedy’s Spanish-speaking ability was not top-notch.

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