Democrats have apparently discovered the joys of reality TV with yet another live video feed documenting their oh-so-exciting lives.
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke took his Instagram followers along for a trip to his dentist for a cleaning on Thursday, following the awkward trend of Democrats live-streaming their lives.
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) January 10, 2019
With Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cooking up dinner, Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicking back with a beer and now O’Rourke’s dental hygiene, Democrats seem to have found a cringe-worthy way to connect with the people.
“So I’m here at the dentist and we’re going to continue our series on the people of the border,” O’Rourke said in a video Thursday, allowing his dental hygienist, Diana, to relate her experiences about growing up near the U.S.-Mexico border.
And a bunch of journalist on twitter are talking about it. I’m not sure which is goofier.
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) January 10, 2019
Diana recounted how she was born in El Paso to a father who was a U.S. citizen and a mother who was born in Mexico. She told viewers that the area near the border is “a beautiful community” contrary to what others think it is.
“We all support each other, we love each other. It’s not what everyone else thinks,” she said, echoing O’Rourke’s claims that the US-Mexico border is “one of the safest places in the United States.”
The live-streaming video quickly captured social media attention, and many wondered what in the world they were witnessing.
I have never EVER wondered what @BetoORourke looks like at the dentist. I’m starting to not wonder about him in the White House as well. Yes, I’m that fickle,
however, I do floss regularly.
— Yosra (@AfterHardship) January 10, 2019
there is no need for this. prove me wrong. i’ll wait. https://t.co/ZpVtsrjkyX
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) January 10, 2019
— Lauren Nelson (@LaurenN36341359) January 10, 2019
Good Lord! Why!???????
— Lali Bella Aeyna ? (@AeynaLali) January 10, 2019
Beto is at the dentist and every journalist in DC is tweeting about it. This dude could go to Walmart and they’d start drooling.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 10, 2019
He gets his teeth cleaned JUST LIKE US!!!
— Max Rose (@MrMaxRose) January 10, 2019
One of the most narcissistic things I have ever seen.
— John Doe (@XtamerlaneX) January 10, 2019
18 of the 26 most recent tweets on my feed are retweets of beto’s dental cleaning Instagram selfie
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) January 10, 2019
Many Twitter users feared the trend would only get worse, and pondered the horror of where it could lead.
The new face of the Democratic Party!! LMAO!!!
You voted for Change!! You want change!! Here it is!!
— JohnPhillip (@Phi45150530John) January 10, 2019
Looking forward to his live colonoscopy procedure on Instagram FB and Twitter….maybe after viewing the inside of his colon we can all agree that indeed Beto is definitely and without a shadow of a doubt full of shit
— LADY ENIGMA ? (@SuziMurray5) January 10, 2019
Who cares this internet stuff is just getting out of hand next we are coming to have him posting his bm’s. No one wants to see this stuff go away please
— Kat Free (@KatFree6) January 10, 2019
Where they will locate his brain.
— Peep Eater (@shade_1313) January 10, 2019
Is this guy always looking for attention? Obsessed much?
— Mr. A (@latinthinker) January 10, 2019
It’s a political arms race that is going to end with Harris on the toilet talking about federal marijuana legalization. pic.twitter.com/WgNgmWMBfW
— SharkHand (@SharkHand) January 10, 2019
It’s gonna be lit af when Cory Booker Instagrams his colonoscopy to top Beto. https://t.co/oJ13c7Sn0j
— Ryan Gorman (@ryanegorman) January 10, 2019
Maybe he should ‘have a beer’ too
— Brandon Haake (@bhaake12) January 10, 2019
#Beto2020 is gonna be interesting.
— mirogster (@mirogster) January 10, 2019
It is at least funny to watch people who are far from relatable trying their hardest to be relatable.
— Star Stuff (@Statistar30) January 10, 2019
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