"Fox and Friends" host thinks Hispanic colleague "grew up on tacos"

"No, I did not grow up on tacos. I'm Nicaraguan. It's not a Nicaraguan food," said meteorologist Maria Molina


Prachi Gupta
October 5, 2013 12:51AM (UTC)

"Fox and Friends," the cable program most likely to induce Americans into a national existential crisis, this morning celebrated National Taco Day.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade was particularly delighted, as there is no better way to celebrate National Taco Day than with resident all-things-Mexican expert meteorologist Maria Molina, who Kilmeade assumed "grew up on tacos."

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Steve Doocy scoffed at Kilmeade's ignorance, saying, "She did not grow — she's Colombian."

Alas, Molina is neither Colombian nor Mexican. "No, I did not grow up on tacos," she explained. "I'm Nicaraguan. It's not a Nicaraguan food."

But Elisabeth Hasselbeck wouldn't accept that as an answer, hypothesizing, "But if you did — if you did grow up on tacos ..."

So yeah, happy Taco Day, everybody!


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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