No one can say New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't make an effort when it comes to communicating to his city's residents. But his Spanish and accent (or lack thereof) has become an easy target for anyone with a YouTube or Twitter account. In fact, the Twitter account El Bloombito became the latest in Internet memes long before Hurricane Sandy hit. Click through to see Bloomberg's best and worst Spanish moments and let us know, which one is your favorite?
While updating residents on Hurricane Sandy, the sign language interpreter even needs to take a moment to figure out how to translate. We love it!
After warning New Yorkers about Hurricane Irene in 2011, the Mayor was given the nickname Bloombito. It has a nice ring to it, no?
His Spanish tutor would be proud! The Mayor zoomed by his Spanish speech during this press conference in 2011. Were any of you left saying, qué?
Actor and comedian, Seth Meyers was left very amused by Mayor Bloomberg's Spanish skills at one of his press conferences. "This is a highlight for me. I should really bone up on my Spanish," said Seth while Bloomberg smiled. At least he has a sense of humor about it!
Even political analysts have dished on Mayor Bloomberg's popularity en español! We hope this inspires other politicians to make an effort!