NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Thought He Was Clever With #ConDon Until Latinos Came Through With A Spanish Language Lesson
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio just announced his run in the crowded race for the Presidential Democratic primary. Since then, Trump has tweeted out that De Blasio is “the worst mayor in the U.S.,” and Trump Jr. is reportedly considering a run for Mayor of New York.
Within hours of his announcement to run for President, De Blasio “coined” the term ‘Con Don.’ He was referring to President Donald Trump as a con man but Latinos and Spanish-speakers took a pause and wanted to let DeBlasio know a few things.
Bill De Blasio started it all with a video he tweeted calling out President Trump and included #ConDon.
“I am going to keep calling him Con Don because that’s what he deserves to be called,” De Blasio told The Gothamist. “Any good New Yorker who’s watched a game of three-card monte or any other example of the way some in this city try to get one over on others—we’re a pretty streetwise people. We know a con man.”
This led Latinos to give De Blasio a quick little Spanish lesson because everyone can use a Spanish lesson.
You don’t need to go to Twitter school to have a public platform on Twitter because Twitter will school you. Thankfully, this Latina reporter said what was on everybody’s minds.
It’s almost like he doesn’t have any Spanish-speakers around him to bounce ideas off of.
Any Presidential candidate should have Spanish speaking advisors, no? Let this be a lesson to all 23 Democratic candidates: hire Spanish speakers.
Some were exasperated that he didn’t just use the existing #DonTheCon hashtag.
It’s in that order for a reason, and the person who came up with #DonTheCon knew it. De Blasio has the highest unfavorability rating of all the Democrats running in the primaries.
Truth: Latinos needed this laugh.
Some had been thinking about it all day and once Josefa Velasquez said it out loud, everyone started peeing their pants. Welcome to the Spanish-speaking-politically-minded-Latinos-on-the-internet subculture’s inside joke of the week.
Yeah, we really had a good time with this one. 😂
During a climate when varying forms of birth control are highly stigmatized and veiled by a double standard, we have to agree with Laura. If we want to MAGA, we have to MCGA.
Okay, and then we got into semantics.
There was no accent on the “Don” when it came out of De Blasio’s mouth, soo… If there were, the clip would make it to a private Latino comedy screening.
But if there’s no accent, then it means we’re with Don?
So the options are “condom” or “With Don.” It is clear what saying Latinos are lining up for and it is safe to say that it is not “with Don.”
Regardless, New York is really truly going after Don.
In a wild turn of events, the New York state legislature just gave explicit legal permission for tax officials to comply with Congressional subpoenas. That means it’s no longer up to Trump to evade subpoenas to stop an investigation. Investigations into his finances can now happen in New York.
At the very least, we all learned something today.
We’ll say it louder for people in the back. 👏 Hire 👏 Spanish 👏 speaking 👏 Latinos 👏 . Punto.