Duolingo offers to help Marianne Williamson learn Spanish for debate
Duolingo, a free language learning app, has offered to help 2020 presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Warren becomes latest 2020 rival to back Biden The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests MORE learn Spanish in time for the second night of Democratic debates after the hopeful made a quip on Twitter about candidates speaking Spanish on the debate stage.
Williamson took to Twitter on Wednesday and stressed about learning Spanish before her debate appearance Thursday after seeing several White House contenders speaking the language during night one.
I need to learn Spanish by tomorrow night at 9.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) June 26, 2019
The app’s official Twitter feed waved at the best-selling author in response.
— Duolingo (@duolingo) June 26, 2019
Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE, another 2020 Democrat who will be onstage with Williamson on Thursday, also showed concern about his skills.
“My Spanish is terrible,” he admitted on Twitter.
My Spanish is terrible.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) June 26, 2019
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) was the first candidate to break out his Spanish during the first debate, which garnered a look from Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.) that went viral.
Booker acknowledged after the debate that “there’s a lot of bilingual people, some even trilingual, in this race.”