Klobuchar, Steyer Couldn’t Name The President of Mexico in Telemundo Interview


Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and billionaire businessman Tom Steyer in an interview with Telemundo was unable to name Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the president of Mexico. 

“What do you know about the Mexican president?” the interviewer, Guad Venegas, asked Klobuchar in an interview.

“What I will tell you is that I will visit Mexico in the first 100 days,” Klobuchar responds.

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“But do you know who he is?” Venegas pressed one.

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“I know that he is the Mexican president,” Klobuchar responded. 

When asked if she could “tell me his name” of the Mexican president, Klobuchar replied “no”

“No” when asked directly if she can name him.

“Don’t you think it would be important, if you’re running for president, to know who the president of Mexico, the country to the south of the United States, is because it affects so many Americans?” Venegas asks.

Steyer, meanwhile, simply says, “I forget” when asked if he knows the president’s name.

Pete Buttigieg was the only one of the three participants to correctly name the Mexican leader, but didn’t seem too confident in his response.

“Yeah, President López Obrador, I hope,” Buttigieg responded with a smile.

López Obrador was sworn in as president of Mexico in December 2018.