Rep. Joe Kennedy was giving his SOTU rebuttal when people spot him drooling. But he has an ‘explanation’

Rep. Joe Kennedy III was hoping to make a big splash with his State of the Union rebuttal. He did, in his own way.

The Massachusetts Democratic congressman was ridiculed after his response to President Trump’s State of the Union address over what appeared to be drool coming out of his mouth.

(Photo: Screen Capture).

Outlets from all sides of the political spectrum sought to answer the crucial question of whether the Democrat was indeed drooling.

Kennedy took to ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday for damage control, telling the program’s hosts the glistening around his mouth wasn’t saliva, but ChapStick.

On Wednesday morning, the congressman joked that he “decided to go a little bit light on the ChapStick this morning…which is probably a wise choice.”

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin).

He also told CNN that his ChapStick on Tuesday was “a little too much, apparently.”

Without naming President Trump explicitly, Kennedy on Tuesday night delivered a scathing rebuke of the current administration, declaring at one point: “Build a wall and my generation will tear it down.”

On Twitter, many observers didn’t buy Kennedy’s “ChapStick” explanation.


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