Viewers of the second Republican National Committee (RNC) debate blasted the RNC as well as Fox News for including Univision as a partner in the event.
The debate kicked off with Univision anchor Ilia Calderón opening up the debate by speaking Spanish, telling viewers that the candidates are trying to win them over.
“Please allow me to welcome our Spanish speaking audience,” Calderón said, stating in Spanish, “A good evening to all. From the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the Republican presidential candidates also seek your vote for the party’s primaries. Welcome.”
But the irritation of the inclusion of Univision only grew throughout the night, as moderators asked about “gun violence,” amnesty, Obamacare, and more.
“It’s a good thing Univision is an official media partner of this debate so issues that matter Republican voters are covered — said not one Republican primary or caucus voter,” Sean Spicer observed as one commenter remarked, “It was pretty obvious when they tried to get the candidates to sign on to amnesty.”
It’s a good thing Univision is an official media partner of this debate so issues that matter Republican voters are covered – said not one Republican primary or caucus voter
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 28, 2023
“Why do we continue to get questions from the left from Univision?” David Limbaugh asked. “No wonder we’re in the mess we’re in.”
Why do we continue to get questions from the left from Univision? No wonder we’re in the mess we’re in.
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) September 28, 2023
“Univision moderator advocates big time for open borders and amnesty,” the Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway observed. “Candidates handled it fairly well.”
Univision moderator advocates big time for open borders and amnesty. Candidates handled it fairly well.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 28, 2023
“Is this an msnbc debate?” Megyn Kelly asked.
Is this an msnbc debate?
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 28, 2023
Others expressed similar sentiments:
Why is this Univision person here? Her questions are dumb. #GOPDebate
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 28, 2023
By the way, the left-leaning Reagan Library would be wholly unrecognizable to the President whose legacy they purport to carry on.
And the Univision editorial contributions to this debate are absurd.
Trump wins again by not legitimizing any of this.
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) September 28, 2023
GOP Debate update: Univision sent the anchor with the thickest accent imaginable to moderate
— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) September 28, 2023
Had no idea that this was the Univision Illegal Immigration Rally debate
— Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.today (@JordanSchachtel) September 28, 2023
This Univision girl has got to go. She’s an amnesty shill to the tenth power! #GOPDebate
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) September 28, 2023
BREAKING: @FoxNews debate begins on a shaky note with moderator Stuart Varney unable to identify co-moderator, Ilia Calderón. The debate is moderated by Fox News host Dana Perino, Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney, and Univision anchor Ilia Calderón. WATCH pic.twitter.com/TkDoe2pwaK
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) September 28, 2023
Latinos like me don’t want you to speak Spanish during a debate for President in America. American citizens speak English. Translate it for abuelas to watch in their 1st language on Univision, that’s fine, but don’t do this to everyone. pic.twitter.com/gCw4Aet5BS
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 28, 2023
The Univision propagandist using bullshit stats on fentanyl. No shit 90% of fentanyl “seized” is at the ports of entry. Because the vast majority is coming in with illegals who are cartel smugglers not being caught at other areas of the border.
— Storm Paglia 🇺🇸 (@storm_paglia) September 28, 2023
Once again …@realDonaldTrump decision not to participate affirmed in first 30 minutes “debate to be the designated survivor” is a sh$$t show
— Chris LaCivita (@LaCivitaC) September 28, 2023
Notably, former President Donald Trump opted to speak with auto workers in Michigan on Wednesday evening rather than participate in the second GOP debate.
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