No Bueno!: Crist Tries to Pander to Hispanics
Charlie Crist is once again pandering to Hispanic voters, and this time he’s focusing on flavor over substance.
Crist attempted to appeal to Hispanics in Florida by noting that he had ancestors from Greece and Lebanon, claiming this connected him to Hispanic Cuisine. “The spicy, Hispanic-type food is not unnatural to me at all,” he said.
This clip was featured on a recent segment of Tucker Carlson.
"Charlie Crist is always welcome on this show to talk about his heritage. How he's got a lot in common with the LATINX community or whatever. Charlie is always welcome here. We hope will take us up on it."
— DeSantis War Room (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 8, 2022
The original video cast doubt on Crist’s claim, predicting a brief google search that showed Greek food is typically known for being savory rather than spicy.
Multiple replies to the video agreed.
Has he ever had Greek or Lebanese food? It’s nothing like Spanish.
— Ultra Magatron PhD (@TheAdrock13) September 7, 2022
Charlie Crist is as fake as they come — and apparently knows nothing about ethnic food.
— David Keltz 🐊 (@David_Keltz) September 6, 2022
It doesn’t end there. The original video tweeted by DeSantis War Room also featured Crist attempting to speak Spanish and dancing to Spanish music, along with various examples of Hispanic pandering from the Biden administration. All of which sparked a similar negative reaction.
— Nate Palmerson (@Nate_Napalm) September 6, 2022
I'm Latin and this schmuck is no brethren of mine. He is just another Andrew Gillum. Pathetic.
— Victory & Vigilance (@1Cybernaut) September 8, 2022
The fact that more people (all people) don't find this wildly insulting and infantilizing is kind of embarrassing.
— JR (@RutRemy) September 6, 2022
The pandering stunts come on the heels of Crist’s running mate Hernández-Mats comparing DeSantis to Cuban Communist dictator Fidel Castro and deleting her 2016 tweet mourning him. Cuban-Americans broke heavily for DeSantis in the last election, the Crist Campaigns’ recent strategy seems to be aiming at changing that in 2022.
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