Hola, Chulas y Chulos! It’s time for another edition of The Flying Chancla Report. This week my chancla and I are all carcajadas because of the responses to the first Spanish tweet sent out by @LaCasaBlanca, the White House’s official Spanish-language Twitter account.
White House Tweets in Spanish how long after the inauguration?
Trump became president on January 20, but the first tweet in Spanish didn’t go out until January 31, which is not surprising since the Spanish-language portion of the White House website disappeared when Trump took office. Helen Aguirre Ferre, director of media affairs for the Trump administration said, “We’re just building up.” MKAY!
I understand it taking a minute or two to update the website with Trump-approved Spanish-language content, but writing a tweet doesn’t take very long – certainly not 11 days.
So here’s the first tweet in Spanish from the Trump White House.
— La Casa Blanca (@LaCasaBlanca) January 31, 2017
Wow, that’s a lot of exclamation points!
Then the not so warm responses started coming in.
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) January 31, 2017
Let’s just say that many were less than excited.
— Débora sin H ® (@deboradamato) January 31, 2017
Others warned of danger.
— J e s s i c a (@jecalussica) January 31, 2017
Eyebrows were raised.
— TENIENTE CHOCHOS (@chochos) February 1, 2017
After 11 days of silence, it’s no surprise the tweet wasn’t met with enthusiasm.
— roam.dig.grow (@gigicamp) February 1, 2017
No, for reals, it took 11 days to come up with, “Hi! Follow us to keep up with the latest news about @POTUS Trump and his administration!”
— ® (@rol_o) February 1, 2017
El Chacal wasn’t havin’ it.
— SalvaCultura ✊ (@SalvaCultura) February 1, 2017
I mean maybe with all the executive orders being signed there just hasn’t been time for much else.
— Fernando Fonseca (@ffernie) January 31, 2017
— Jorge Cavazos (@caballonegro) February 1, 2017
Nope, nope, nope.
— Diego Arias Segnini (@dasegnini) February 1, 2017
Folks might be a bit freaked out…
— Gustavo DLS (@GustavoMexico) February 1, 2017
…or grossed out by the current administration.
— Agua (@aguacananche) February 1, 2017
Who would have thought a seemingly innocuous tweet would get so many reactions?
— Chris (@SrWoessner) February 1, 2017
Then there’s the whole skepticism that comes from knowing that “alternative facts” are lies by another name.
— gualdo (@waldo_) February 1, 2017
Can’t wait to see all the tweets that come out in Spanish. NOT!
— Яαul Vιllαиυevα™ (@raulvillanueva1) February 1, 2017
(H/T: Latino Rebels)
That’s it for this week’s The Flying Chancla Report. I love you mucho and remember, spread love, not chanclazos!