Predominantly Hispanic Twitter users are criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for a post on her website Tuesday that noted similarities between herself and Hispanic grandmothers.
The post “7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela” was meant to connect the former secretary of state with Hispanic voters, especially after Clinton announced Monday her daughter Chelsea was having a second child next summer.
Your dad and I could not be happier for you, Marc, and Charlotte. We’re so excited to meet our second grandchild! -H https://t.co/hgTr07HBlr
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 21, 2015
According to her campaign team, Clinton is similar to other grandmothers, or abuelas in Spanish, because she reads to children before bedtime, highlights one’s accomplishments and works to help women gain respect.
But countless users who have made “NotMyAbuela” a trending hashtag would seem to disagree with Clinton.
— RyanRhodes (@RyanRhodes) December 23, 2015
— mayra toscano (@may_toscano) December 23, 2015
Wow, Hillary! I didn’t know you’re also a Salvadoran Civil War refugee whose husband was killed and had to flee to the US! #NotMyAbuela
— Perla Arevalo (@pantyraid_) December 23, 2015
#NotMyAbuela why do candidates think it’s ok to throw out a Spanish word w every sentence and expect Latino votes?
— Maria Anez (@MariaAnez2) December 23, 2015
One of my abuelas, from Utuado, worked washing the dishes and picking coffee since she was 11 years old. Hillary is #NotMyAbuela
— LaÍnsulaAlucinada (@MarcosPerezRam) December 22, 2015
My abuelita brought the family here from Mexico. Made tortillas for 40+ years. She kept everyone’s secrets. Hillary is #NotMyAbuela
— Jason Redick (@JayReddy) December 23, 2015