The president of the United States, Joe Biden, referred to Latin America as the «front yard» during his last speech. His words have provoked a series of reactions criticizing his words and even ridicule.
«When I was in college, we talked about America’s backyard. There is no such thing. Everything south of the border with Mexico is America’s front yard. We are all the same,» — Biden said during his speech.
One of the reactions was that of the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, who assured Biden that you can be «friends, allies, and neighbors» but never property of the American nation:
«We are not anyone’s backyard, or anyone’s front yard. We can be friends, allies, and neighbors. But we are not their property, and we do not need to be promoted to front yard» — President Bukele wrote through his official Twitter account.
Similarly, different users on social networks criticized Biden’s words, assuring that Latin America is neither a «backyard nor a front yard,» and accused the US president of disrespecting the region.
The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, appeared in the US media on Thursday, the 20th, one day after his speech, trying to fix the mistakes made by Biden during his speech on Wednesday.
His statements on other issues have created confusion among his allies, such as the situation between Ukraine and Russia, the internal security of the United States, immigration, and the handling of the pandemic.