Over the weekend, Hurricane Irene killed 40 people and caused billions worth of in damage up and down the East Coast. There’s nothing positive in that. Irene was no dud of a storm at all, and flood waters continue to wreak havoc in many areas.
The mucho brilliant thing that came of the whole ordeal is the fake Twitter account, @ElBloombito. It pokes fun at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his valiant, yet sometimes bumbling attempts speaking Spanish during press conferences on the hurricane.
“El Bloombito” shared warnings like, “Mucho agua flood warning ahora until el tomorrow. Cuidado! Neccesita los water wings!” and “Nueva Yorkos! Remain in la casa para mucho rain y lighningo y thundera! El Bang Bang!”
When a reporter asked our favorite billionaire mayor about the new Twitter feed, Bloomberg joked about it — en espagñol.
The real Bloombito has been throwing out the Spanglish at press conferences for the past few years as a way to both inform and woo Latino voters.
The woman behind the tweets, Rachel Figueroa-Levin, joins as a guest tonight to discuss her contribution to hurricane coverage. Tune in por favor esta noche at 8pm ET.