Democrats did President Donald Trump a favor by picking former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to give the Party’s rebuttal to the president’s joint sessions speech.
The former governor, who was defeated by Republican Matt Bevin, provided a stark contrast to an energetic, charismatic president.
And, apparently, he forgot which party he belongs to.
“I’m a proud Democrat, but first and foremost, I’m a proud Republican,” Beshear said before making a quick save. “And Democrat, and mostly, American.”
But even putting aside that apparent slip, or odd attempt reach across the aisle, social media roasted the choice of Beshear, a 72-year-old who is virtually unknown, to give the rebuttal.
Who in the world picked Steve Beshear to give the #DemocraticResponse? He looks like the leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult.
— Talon Brown (@TalonBrown) March 1, 2017
i just bought gold, silver and a reverse mortgage from this guy.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 1, 2017
— Trump Rebuilds USA (@Corporatocrazy) March 1, 2017
glad the dems were able to galvanize their young progressive base by booking the first half of benjamin button for their response tonight pic.twitter.com/kMa7uVqdv8
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) March 1, 2017
— Thomas Hern (@ThomasMHern) March 1, 2017
From the South, even!
The Dems rebuttal choice made Trump look young and (even) cool(er) tonight.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 1, 2017
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 1, 2017
— Stoneule (@Stoneule) March 1, 2017
— 🇺🇸America1st Agent (@MobutuJoffrey) March 1, 2017
— Andrew Nehring (@AndrewNehring) March 1, 2017
Even hardcore liberal Samantha Bee mocked it.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) March 1, 2017
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