Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D-VA) speaking Spanish in his Democratic National Convention speech last night was predictably polarizing for the pundits following along at home.
Kaine, who is fluent in Spanish after a year working with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras, earned generally positive reviews from liberals and establishment Democrats. But on the other end of the spectrum, conservatives took to Twitter to slam Kaine’s speaking Spanish as something like a “pandering” version of the bilingual children’s show “Dora the Explorer.”
Here are just a few of their responses.
Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham, who spoke at last week’s RNC:
Third mention of Honduras by @TimKaine. Are we watching Dora the Explorer? Lista! Intelligente!
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 28, 2016
Conservative writer and commentator Michelle Malkin:
This Tim Kaine speech has turned into a Rosetta Stone Spanish Level 1 lesson.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 28, 2016
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld:
i’d say that now the speaking of spanish is pandering – but its beyond that. now it’s tiresome.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) July 28, 2016
CNN political commentator S.E. Cupp:
Dems are enthralled by an American politician who can speak Spanish. Unless his name is Jeb or Marco.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 28, 2016
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich:
Tim Kaine has one of the worst gringo accents I’ve ever heard #DemsinPhilly
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 28, 2016
Author and Fox News contributor Guy Benson:
Are we sure he’s fluent?
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 28, 2016