(Liberty Bell) – On Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg tried to get a town hall event with Latino voters started by brandishing his Spanish language skills.
It didn’t go very well.
The 30-something homosexual began in Spanish by saying “Thanks for inviting us to speak…” then got all tongue-tied.
He was forced to resort to his native tongue, English, in which he finished by saying “…this evening.”
He had also stumbled painfully over the Spanish pronunciation of “intiviting,” invitarnos, instead pronouncing it inventarnos,” meaning “inventing.”
The crowd in North Las Vegas erupted in laughter at his poor pronuciation, to which Buttigeig replied by blaming his faux pas on a lack of sleep from being on the campaign trail.
“Not quite sleeping enough but delighted to be with you,” he said.
Buttigieg was speaking to the League of United Latin American Citizens Presidential Town Hall to discuss his campaign, and presumably how he’s going to help Latinos.
Ahead of the important Nevada caucuses, Buttigieg has been brushing up his Spanish to appeal to the state’s prominent Latino voting block.
After winning in Iowa, Buttigieg told local immigrants that had been brought to the country as children that they belonged in the United States.
“We celebrate your belonging in this country and, yes, this country is your country too,” he said in Spanish.
Mayor Pete may not have a strong mastery of the Spanish language, but he is a big fan of radical open-borders policies.
We can only imagine the kind of insecure, free-for-all our borders would become were he elected to the White House.