For Amy Klobuchar, the second time may not be a charm. Be that as it may, it may be sufficient.
The Minnesota senator has stumped a week ago when asked by Telemundo if she could name the president of Mexico. “No,” she said. Prompted with a similar inquiry, billionaire tree environmentalist Tom Steyer stated, “I forget.” Only Pete Buttigieg had the option to name him.
Given a do-over Tuesday at a CNN town hall in Las Vegas, Klobuchar sought to make up for herself. She gave her greetings to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — she inaccurately articulated his first name as “Andre,” however the Las Vegas crowd nevertheless cheered and applauded her exertion.
Buttigieg seized on Klobuchar’s gaffe Sunday, telling supporters in Nevada “that there is more to being prepared than how many years you spent in Washington.”
Klobuchar revealed to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday that she had been in the Senate “all day” on the day she did the interview. She noticed the chamber held six votes that day, including a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to attack Iran without congressional approval, and that her flight landed in Nevada “at midnight my time,” then she “had a fast interview and then did two forums after that,” not wrapping up her day until 2 or 3 a.m.
“Such is life,” Klobuchar said. “And I would say to the mayor, this isn’t like a game of ‘Jeopardy.’”
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