“Your husband is the worst president we’ve ever had,” an unidentified male yelled as Jill Biden walked into a building.
“Thank you! Thank you for your support,” Biden yelled back, waving and smiling. Cardona, on her left, seemed to be smiling and laughing, too.
“You owe us gas money!” the man shouted.
“Thank you,” Biden again responded, a smile still on her face.
“Your husband is the worst President we ever had, you OWE us gas money”
Jill Biden: THANK YOU pic.twitter.com/PV3VieDsJX
— PatrioticBabe 🇺🇸 (@PatrioticBabe_) July 21, 2022
Americans are certainly feeling the sky-high gas prices and inflation under the Biden administration, polling shows.
Earlier this month, for example, a CNN/SSRS poll found that a stunning 82% of Americans called the economy “poor.”
Thirty-eight percent of respondents said that inflation and rising costs ere the biggest economic issue for them, while 29% said gas and energy prices were the biggest issue. Another 18% said the cost of food was their biggest problem. The general issues of “personal financial concerns” and “income/employment” were the biggest concern for 12% and 10% of Americans, respectively. No other issue, in general or specific, was cited by more than 10% of respondents.
Attending a “Latinx IncluXion Luncheon,” hosted by UnidosUS, Biden told her audience that the diversity of the Hispanic community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength.”
The same day, Biden’s press secretary and special assistant to the president Michael LaRosa issued an apology on Twitter. “The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community,” LaRosa posted.
Notably, at the same conference, the First Lady mispronounced the word “bodegas,” which are popular corner stores found throughout many cities.
John Rigolizzo contributed to this report