Marco Rubio Puts De Blasio on Blast for His Weak Apology After Quoting Che Guevara to Miami Crowd

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio was slammed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for a weak apology after using an offensive Spanish phrase.

Speaking to a crowd in Miami on Thursday, de Blasio used the phrase, “Hasta la victoria, siempre!” — which was originated by Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and is seen by many Cubans as offensive.

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De Blasio quickly responded to the backlash, claiming that it was a simple mistake and that he did not think it had any negative connotations attached to it.

“It was an honest mistake. I apologized for it. I understood it just to be a Spanish-language phrase … I used it not knowing that was the origin. When I heard it was the origin I apologized immediately. Did not mean to offend anybody. I was telling those airport workers — I thought they were going to win their strike in the end. They responded energetically because it was simply a matter of encouraging them.”

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“But look, as a leader you have to be able to apologize when you make a mistake,” de Blasio added. “And even though I didn’t know the origin I still have to take responsibility and I say I apologize to anyone offended — didn’t get it. I won’t — not make that mistake again for sure.”

He also tweeted out an apology.

However, Rubio responded with his disapproval of de Blasio, saying that his apology was suspicious.

“De Blasio studied Latin American politics in college, was a very active supporter of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua & even honeymooned in Cuba in violation of U.S. law,” said Rubio.

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) also spoke out against the candidate using the phrase, saying that it was “unacceptable.”

Although de Blasio apologized, it is uncertain if the Hispanic community will be willing to support someone who used an offensive phrase without prior research.

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djr4nger
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djr4nger

Gee, DeBlasio – I guess it’s too much to ask a presidential candidate to actually understand the words your speech writers put in front of you? A sorry excuse for a sorry liberal politician.

Joseph Coughlin
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Joseph Coughlin

Performances such as these are representative of the approach this party takes.
They just ASSUME anything they say or do is not offensive and ‘I can’t possibly offend anyone, and if so I’ll just say… I misunderstood, or misspoke or misrepresented”.
There is one part of this and that is miss.
Yes they missed the mark on the question,
they misjudged the intricacy of the question, and answered with a 5 year olds answer,
they missed the point of, or ignored the question,
and missed the entirety of how to present themselves.
These CANDIDATES are a collection, in search of a circus where clowns are appreciated.

Noah_Vaile
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Noah_Vaile

dieblazio turning his campaign into the same shambles he has driven the city he could never run is in.

Doug Rosenow
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Doug Rosenow

Let’s establish a GoFundMe account to finance Hizzonor’s hiring a researcher who espeaks Espan.

Karen
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Karen

he honeymooned in Cuba, quotes che Guevara- amazing. maybe de blasio should change his name back to Wilhelm and kiss up to Angela Merkel in Germany!!!

Morte206
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DeBlowhard once again proving why in NYC he is also known as DeMoron.

John
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John

The man might not be able to run NYC but he studied Latin America in college and honeymooned in Cuba where Guevara is very well-known. For him to say that he didn’t know is, to put it nicely, a farce – the real scary part is he thinks he can be president.

Scampi
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Scampi

Apologie or not. He’s still a socialist wanna be iduot.

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