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.
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.”
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.
Joe Kennedy’s drool is Marco Rubio’s water bottle.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) January 31, 2018
How to lose an election:
-Bring illegal aliens to a SOTU speech
-Complain about tax cuts
-Complain about a booming economy
-Complain about the low black unemployment rate
-Sit for the flag
-Have no message but #Resist
-Have Joe Kennedy drool on national TV
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 31, 2018
It’s all he’s going to think about for a looooong time
— Bodhi (@Bodhidaze) January 31, 2018
— Brandon Bailey (@BrandonJB1115) January 31, 2018
Wow Dems are in real trouble if this is the best they have to offer, he is no JFK
— NatSmith13 (@Smith13Nat) January 31, 2018
Not sure which turned my stomach more..his basically incoherent speech or that nasty stuff on his face…
— Arwen Glade (@ArwenoftheGlade) January 31, 2018
Hmmmm. Can you imagine trusting our great country in the hands of that drooling child? Especially after president Trump’s success? Makes me nauseous thinking about it.
— DFWLAW (@schenklaw) January 31, 2018
— matt granville (@slayenemy909) January 31, 2018