For those who may be unaware, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is of Cuban descent. But during a news show on CNBC, the host made a rather stereotypical request as he began talking about the Senator.
According to Fusion, while referencing a September jobs report, CNBC host and senior economics reporter Steve Liesman not only called it the "Ted Cruz jobs report," but after cueing Cruz's photo also said: “Can we get some music to go along with that? Some Mexican music, maybe?”
UPDATE: New York Magazine reports that Steve Liesman has now issued an apology.
"I thought of him only as an American senator from Texas, and in an attempt, on the fly, to choose music representing that state, I chose Mexican music," Liesman wrote in an apology posted online today.
"As a musician for many decades, I've played and listened to tons of Texas songs infused with Mexican themes. A better choice would have been Country/Western or Texas Roadhouse Blues," he adds.
Watch the clip below: