MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Waves Off Klobuchar Mexico Gaffe

MRC Latino | February 21, 2020
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ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC:I want to share with you something you may have seen, that happened- I think it was at a LULAC  event a few days ago, a few nights ago in Nevada. This was questioning the candidates on who is the president of Mexico. Let's watch. 

GUADALUPE VENEGAS, TELEMUNDO: I'm asking because I feel like a lot of the times, this is our neighbor to the south, and a lot of people don't even know his name. So, you know - do you know his name? 

TOM STEYER: I forgot. 

VENEGAS: Do you know who he is? Do you know his name? 

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): Yes. Yes- I know he is the Mexican president. 

VENEGAS:  But can you tell me his name? 


VENEGAS: Can you tell me the president of Mexico? 

PETE BUTTIGIEG: Yeah. President López Obrador, I hope. Heh heh.

VENEGAS: You're the only one that's been able to tell me that today. 


MITCHELL: Really. I mean, did you see Amy Klobuchar was sort of looking for a life line….

JANET MURGUÍA, CEO, UNIDOSUS: ...trying to get that phone-a-friend in there. 

MITCHELL: I mean, that is surprise… surprising. Uh...

MURGUÍA: It is. So…

MITCHELL: Our nearest neighbor. 

MURGUÍA: Yeah. I mean, obviously folks appeal to the Mexican-American community- there are still a lot of ties. But, you know, it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't know his name. But you think, on a presidential stage, you’d want to know your nearest neighbor and you’re in a state that has the highest…

MITCHELL: Nearest neighbor to Nevada, to say, not any nearer than Canada to the North.