Why Claudia Sheinbaum Thanking Her Husband After Historic Win Caused Confusion

Lead Photo: Photo by CLAUDIO CRUZ/AFP via Getty Images
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A presidential election is a very long and arduous road. So when Claudia Sheinbaum was announced the winner of the elections held on Sunday, June 2nd, she wanted to take a moment to thank the people closest to her. That included her husband Jesús María Tarriba Unger. It’s just that her doing so on X, formerly known as Twitter, ended up confusing a lot of people.

In a post after her win, Sheinbaum thanked her husband by his first name, Jesús. Some people, perhaps because they didn’t pay enough attention to the picture featuring Sheinbaum and Tarriba, used the post as proof of Sheinbaum’s alleged “anti-Jewishness.”

People on the internet claimed that she couldn’t actually be Jewish if she was thanking Jesus after her presidential win, thinking the newly elected Mexican President was thanking Jesus Christ, not her husband named Jesús. In turn, others online looked on incredulously at the comments and called out the comments as “the funniest thing happening on here right now.”


It wasn’t just random people on the internet either that were calling out Sheinbaum for “not being Jewish enough” because she thanked Jesus. The co-chair of the Democratic Majority for Israel Todd Richman allegedly responded to right-wing political commentator Oli London and said, “Important to note that she is not involved in the Jewish community and thanked Jesus for her victory.” 

Claudia Sheinbaum won with the highest vote percentage in the history of Mexico’s democracy. She is set to start her six-year term on October 1st and is the first woman president in over 200 years.