How did Spanish-language respond to candidates speaking ‘en español’ during debate?

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While English language networks mostly poked fun at Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker’s use of slightly broken Spanish in the first night of the first democratic debate, Spanish language networks loved it.

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah compared it to someone trying to greet a waiter in Spanish at a Mexican restaurant.

The ladies of “The View” found it to be “pandering.”

However, most Spanish language media thought having the language spoken on stage at a national debate was a historic moment.

Telemundo’s anchors, in fact, kicked off its “post-game” coverage discussing the use.

Julián Castro also used Spanish on stage — arguably a bit better since he grew up with the language being spoken in his home.

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