‘Wow, that’s kinda racist’: Jen Psaki offers curious take on why Florida Hispanics favored GOP

Democrat Jen Psaki might want to circle back and reconsider a tweet that reeked of paternalism and, according to some critics, bigotry.

On Wednesday, the former Biden White House press secretary took to social media to try to explain, as she saw it, the 2022 red wave in Florida (but hardly anywhere else) with Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on down.

DeSantis is the first GOP governor in two decades to carry the Miami-Dade County vote in an election.

“The Latino vote is not the same everywhere! There are huge generational differences and in Florida population of older voters (more likely Rs) much larger than younger. Socialism does not play there,” Psaki asserted.

“And there is a massive disinformation problem in Spanish language media,” the MSNBC pundit, who appears to inadvertently acknowledge the Democrat agenda and socialism overlap, perhaps with some ageism thrown in, claimed on Twitter, where she somehow has accumulated one million-plus followers.

The content of the tweet appears to be yet another example of where misinformers complain about misinformation in the same way, for example, that similar pandering progressives who preach inclusion often engage in exclusion and advocate conformity in the guise of diversity.


With that in mind, Psaki is getting roasted on Twitter for her condescending comments.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who is a member of the GOP, also weighed in on the tweet when asked about it during an interview on the Fox News Channel.

“Democrats are in denial,” Suarez told “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade in the video clip embedded above. “They’re in denial because they first tried to brand all Hispanics as LatinX. That didn’t work. That sort of monolithic brand didn’t stick. People don’t like it.”

He continued: “Then they tried to go nuance. The first lady said we’re as unique as San Antonio tacos. That also didn’t work and obviously offended people. And now they’re trying to come up with more excuses as to why Republicans keep gaining with Hispanics.

“Republicans gaining with Hispanics is not just big for Miami-Dade County and for Florida, it’s big for the United States,” Suarez continued. “It’s a template for success for Republican elections for a generation nationally, and I think if we continue to communicate and connect with Hispanics, it could mean a tremendous amount in terms of not just winning elections, but creating prosperity for our country and governing from the principles that are the basis of Republican elected officials and Republican politics.”

Here is a small sample of the Twitter response to Psaki’s ill-advised, identity-politics-related take:

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