President Donald Trump has a way with words.
Nobody knows how to destroy their political enemies quite like him, often using only one tweet.
And all it took was six words for Trump to torch a top Democrat’s career.
Leading into the 2018 election, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke was on top of the world.
The former Congressman was leading a massive campaign to defeat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
And while Democrat challenges to Republicans in Texas are usually completely ignored, O’Rourke was able to excite Democrats nationally.
They felt as though O’Rourke could defeat Cruz, making him into a rock star in the eyes of Democrat elites.
His campaign coffer grew to $80 million, which is unheard of for a Democrat in Texas.
He was able to bring in donors from across the county.
And for that reason, he became an early favorite for the presidency following his loss to Cruz.
Before announcing his candidacy, O’Rourke met with former President Barack Obama and many of the key people responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory.
The mainstream media saw this as proof that O’Rourke could emulate the 2008 campaign of Obama, and excite the nation.
And then once the campaign started, he quickly began losing steam.
By the first Democrat debate, O’Rourke was way down in the polls.
And at this point, he is barely registering in polls, with a majority of Democrats in his state urging him to drop out and run for Senate again.
So his campaign is clearly on its dying breaths, and unlikely to recover.
So that’s why President Trump took to Twitter to finish off his campaign.
Trump points out that O’Rourke was “embarrassed by” his last visit to Texas.
At that visit, O’Rourke held a rally countering a Trump rally, only for Trump’s rally to be so much larger than his that the applause from Trump’s crowd could be heard at O’Rourke’s rally.
And Trump then followed that up by adding that O’Rourke is “even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary.”
But it is what Trump included in parenthesis immediately following Beto’s name that really infuriated the failing presidential candidate.
President Donald Trump tweeted:
“Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!”
Of course, “Beto” is not O’Rourke’s name.
But because Beto is a Hispanic-sounding name, there has long been speculation that O’Rourke was only using the name to pander to Hispanics in El Paso.
It makes sense, considering that the name “Robert Francis O’Rourke” is about as far as somebody can get from a Hispanic name.
Everybody knows that O’Rourke is pandering to Hispanics, especially following the first Democrat debate where he spoke broken Spanish to the audience to answer one question.
The fact that he is using the name “Beto” to sound Hispanic is something that O’Rourke has been trying to deny.
But there are many in his district who can attest to that fact.
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