The adults in Washington often behave like children running around the school yard calling each other mean names -- case in point -- President Donald Trump mocking Beto O'Rourke's "crazy" hand movements and other gestures.
On Thursday, the Democrat from Texas made it official; he is indeed running for president of the United States in 2020. He did so with a video and an interesting piece featured in Vanity Fair.
It did not take long for Mr. Trump, a former reality star and real estate mogul to come out swinging and attacking Mr. O'Rourke.
Known for making insensitive comments about his opponents, Mr. Trump did not fail.
While talking to reporters at the Oval Office, POTUS had this to say: "I think he's got a lot of hand movement. I've never seen so much hand movement. I said, 'Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?'"
Trump went on to advice the world to watch a video of O'Rourke campaigning in Iowa, where he moved his hands while talking to voters.
Trump, who was given the unflattering nickname of small hands by Marco Rubio during the 2016 election, added: “I've actually never seen anything quite like it. Study it. I’m sure you'll agree.”
O'Rourke was asked about the remarks made the Republican leader, and he had this response: “I have nothing to say to that. I think people want us to rise above the pettiness, the smallness — they want us to be big, bold, ambitious for this country. That's what I'm focused on, and that's what I see here today in Burlington.”
O'Rourke joins a very crowded field of Democrat including Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Joe Biden who is rumored to be making a bid for the White House.
O'Rourke, who shared his story with VF, and had this say: “But I totally understand people who will make a decision based on the fact that almost every single one of our presidents has been a white man, and they want something different for this country. And I think that’s a very legitimate basis upon which to make a decision. Especially in the fact that there are some really great candidates out there right now.”
Do you think Beto is right or wrong for not engaging Trump?