Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke took questions from Iowa voters at a town hall Tuesday night televised on CNN and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the candidate.
Amid reports that requests for opposition research on the candidate have “died off,” a sure sign of an early fade, O’Rourke was presented with a good opportunity to inject some life into his campaign and he proceeded to inform America that… he used to be a live-in nanny.
How’s that for presidential timber?
The failed 2016 U.S. Senate candidate worked as a live-in nanny for a family in New York City after graduating college.
“So I, after college I was trying to live in the city, trying to live in New York, and I was working full time but I still didn’t have enough money to pay the rent,” he explained.
O’Rourke said the family offered him an apartment above theirs if he agreed to watch their children after school and on weekends, walk them to school and make breakfast.
“Great deal. And so I took them up on that, and a great experience early on,” he said, seemingly embarrassed that CNN moderator Alisyn Camerota brought it up.
The Democrat espoused the expected progressive agenda of amnesty for DREAMers, gun control and support for the killing of unborn babies Tuesday night.
He also jumped on the bandwagon of radical left congressional Democrats calling for the impeachment of President Trump, which O’Rourke said was “an incredibly serious, sober decision to make as a country.”
“We should begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump,” he said, before claiming that Trump “invited the involvement of a foreign power in this democracy in 2016.”
Seems Beto hasn’t read the Mueller report, and Camerota was about to fact-check him.
As for the network giving O’Rourke free rein, the candidate spread the debunked myth that Trump called asylum-seekers “animals,” when it’s clear to fair-minded folks that the president was referencing MS-13 gang members.
“Describing those immigrants who come into this country as rapists and criminals — though they commit crimes at a far lower rate than those who were born in this country — describing asylum-seekers as animals or an infestation. An infestation is how you might describe a termite or a cockroach — something you want to stamp out, something less than human,” O’Rourke said.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke lies during a CNN town hall, falsely claims that President Donald Trump called "asylum seekers" "animals" and an "infestation"
Trump called criminal MS-13 gang members those terms
MS-13's motto is "kill, rape, control" pic.twitter.com/AMyixM66tM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 22, 2019
Camerota said nothing. But then, This. Is. CNN.
As for the status of his candidacy, 10 weeks after declaring The Daily Beast reported this week that opposition research requests on O’Rourke “are virtually nonexistent.”
More from the online news source on even greater problems:
The lack of oppo requests suggests a larger problem looming over O’Rourke’s campaign: a visible decline in public interest. Once elevated to the top of Democratic watch-lists, the former congressman is now registering in single digits in several national polls, nosediving from 12 percent in a Quinnipiac poll conducted in March to just 5 percent in the same survey in April.
Ironically, O’Rourke spoke of his shortcomings as a presidential candidate during an appearance on MSNBC.
“I recognize I can do a better job also of talking to a national audience,” O’Rourke told anchor Rachel Maddow. “I hope that I’m continuing to do better over time, but we’ve been extraordinarily fortunate with the campaign that we’ve run so far.”
Yet, talking about being a live-in nanny may not be the best approach to conveying an image of a strong commander in chief.
Not that liberals didn’t try to put their best spin on the revelation:
How very cool to be in touch with the regular people too. That’s what America needs a President that will be able to relate and understands give and take.
— VERONICA like the Archie comics, my sister’s idea! (@veronic16912774) May 22, 2019
No shame in caring for children.
— 🏴 (@trouseredapes) May 22, 2019
Is nanny a shameful profession for a man? All the guys in the audience laughing…
— alexisdelarge ???? (@lastangrytweet) May 22, 2019
Meanwhile, in the real world…
Of course he did.
— Mike Russell (@realMikeRussell) May 22, 2019
— Super Delegate God Super Delegate (@Derthlurf) May 22, 2019
People are still considering this guy a serious candidate? I understand CNN has to push him but surely not regular folk?
— Jim (@BuyTheChickens) May 22, 2019
What was he to do?
Where was he to go?
He was out on his fanny
Now over the bridge from flushing
To the Sheffield’s door
He was there to sell… empty platitudes
But the US wants more
— proud perspective (@prd_perspective) May 22, 2019
Asking the hard hitting questions
— Devansh Chauhan (@devansh2chauhan) May 22, 2019
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