The View Goes After Beto O’Rourke Over Campaign Rollout: ‘The Epitome of a White Bro’
The View swiped at Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) Monday morning, after he announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidency prior to the weekend. The ladies saw him as simply too white and too male; “the epitome of a white bro,” according to former Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman.
“In his mind he was like, I’m supposed to be president one day,” said Huntsman. “He was the epitome of a white bro, and it lasted just about a week. Like, I know these guys. A guy that I dated literally said the same thing Beto said, like, ‘I was born to be president and one day I will be.’ I was like, ‘This is not gonna work out. We are not meant to be together.'”
The Democratic congressman recently apologized for joking about his wife raising his children only “sometimes with [his] help,” and said he will likely need a female vice president to counterbalance his “white male privilege.”
Panelist Meghan McCain said O’Rourke’s “white male privilege” allows him to say he was “born to be president” and sound somewhat natural doing it; female politicians like Hillary Clinton or Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) would not be able to make that statement without backlash. McCain added that she feels Harris should be on the cover of Vanity Fair because the media has not given her enough credit for her effective campaign rollout. The other panelists agreed.
“I want somebody that knows what they’re doing,” said Whoopi Goldberg, who is tired of political candidates using social media fandom to get ahead.
Goldberg added just because O’Rourke raised $6 million from all 50 states in one day, it “does not make him presidential material.” He should have been more aware of his privilege when speaking, she said, because it can work against him.
“I like him but not enough to name a dog after him yet,” said Joy Behar, who said the young presidential candidate would be joining The View to explain his platform. Explaining some of O’Rourke’s policy ideas, she told the other panelists to ask him their questions when he comes on the show.
Goldberg later turned to the camera with a message to O’Rourke for when he joins the panel.
“Beto, don’t let me put you off,” she said. “Because if you really want to talk to people and tell us what your plan is so that you don’t feel as flighty as you might feel to some folks, you want to come on The View because we will ask you the questions that people want to know, because that’s why there’s so many of us at the table.”
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