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.”
tRump on March 14, 2019 comments on Beto O'Rourke's hands. pic.twitter.com/FiViJOv8rH
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 15, 2019
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 Hill (@thehill) March 14, 2019
The response was laden with a maturity that used to define the office for which he’s running.
The response is Presidential!
— Sophia ~ #FINALRIDE (@hoistingmysail) March 14, 2019
How refreshing. A normal person…
— Monica Harvey (@soberealestate) March 14, 2019
#Beto is a Class Act unlike the guy living in Our White House!!!
— Nana2Jordyn💕😇🌊#TheResistance (@nana2jordyn1) March 14, 2019
But when they go low, not everyone can go high…