On Thursday, President Donald Trump was asked by the press to react to Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s 2020 presidential bid announcement. And in true Trump-fashion, the president, known for mercilessly branding his opponents, mocked the media-beloved O’Rourke for his excessive “hand movement,” the likes of which Trump said he’s “never seen” before.
“Well I think he’s got a lot of hand movement; I’ve never seen so much hand movement,” Trump told reporters during an Oval Office meeting alongside Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
“I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’ So I’ve never seen hand movement – I watched him a little while this morning – doing I assume it was some kind of a news conference,” the president continued.
It’s unclear where the laughter heard in the video is coming from, but it seems some in the media laughed at Trump’s comical remarks. . .
I am running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you're in: https://t.co/EKLdkVET2u pic.twitter.com/lainXyvG2n
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2019
In October, Trump campaigned for former-foe and then-O’Rourke opponent Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). During a speech backing Cruz, Trump called the Republican’s Senate challenger a “stone cold phony named Robert Francis O’Rourke, who is sometimes referred to as Beto and pretends to be moderate,” reported Deadline.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 14, 2019
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