Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg kicked off his Hispanic outreach program this week but the slogan he’s chosen to use isn’t original—but one popularized by Latin American communists.
“El pueblo unido, jamás será vencido—the people united, will never be defeated,” he tweeted, announcing his “bold, comprehensive plan to dismantle the institutional barriers that have kept Latinos from feeling like they fully belong in their country.”
El pueblo unido, jamás será vencido—the people united, will never be defeated.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) December 16, 2019
Today I'm proud to announce a bold, comprehensive plan to dismantle the institutional barriers that have kept Latinos from feeling like they fully belong in their country.https://t.co/V750mBcAGu
As The Blaze noted, the Marxist slogan was used by the Cuban National Assembly just last month.
!El pueblo unido jamás será vencido! Así corean los delegados del Encuentro Antimperialista de Solidaridad, por la Democracia y contra el Neoliberalismo en la jornada de clausura, luego del discurso del presidente de la República de #Cuba @DiazCanelB.#Cuba #JornadaContinental pic.twitter.com/2v7Y0Vv1Au— Asamblea Nacional Cuba (@AsambleaCuba) November 3, 2019
Prior to that, Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has used it, as have pro-Communists.
A 2011 music album dedicated to communist revolutionary Che Guevara included a track whose title is the phrase now being promoted by Buttigieg and his campaign. It was also the title of a song in a 2017 CD honoring Fidel Castro, Cuba's late communist dictator, as well as a video published on YouTube by Guevaristas, a pro-communist group. (The Blaze)
Steve Guest, the GOP’s rapid response director, said Buttigieg’s decision to use the slogan is hardly surprising given who his father was.
Context: Pete Buttigieg's father was a Marxist professor who lauded the Communist Manifestohttps://t.co/gUj3R2n1sj— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 18, 2019