WATCH: Beto O’Rourke Says ‘I Think People Want Us to Rise Above the Pettiness, the Smallness — They Want Us to Be Big, Bold, Ambitious for This Country’


Former Democratic Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s candidacy for the 2020 election may only be a day old, but he’s already demonstrating a more presidential temperament than the current occupant of the White House.

Reacting to O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign announcement on Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters:

“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? So uh, I’ve never seen hand movement – I’ve never actually seen anything like it. Study it – you’ll agree.”

Watch below:

O’Rourke was asked about the President’s comments and his answer said everything:

“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.”

Watch the moment below:

The response was laden with a maturity that used to define the office for which he’s running.

But when they go low, not everyone can go high…

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