Trump Mocks ‘Pathetic’ Beto’s 2020 Failure: ’He Quit Like a Dog’
President reminds O'Rourke of his remarks before running
Trump highlighted O’Rourke’s Vanity Fair campaign launch and scoffed at his campaign-ending announcement.
The president tweeted Friday:
"Oh no, Beto just dropped out of the race for president, despite him saying he was 'born for this.' I don’t think so!"
O’Rourke claimed earlier this year he felt he was destined to be president.
“Man, I’m just born to be in it,” the Texas Democrat declared.
But Beto's tune changed in his statement announcing his departure from the race:
“Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
“He quit like a dog,” Trump said.
“When he quit, I said, ‘See? People think this is easy, it’s not so easy.'”
Beto announced Friday saying:
"Thank you for making this campaign possible, and for continuing to believe that we can turn this moment of great peril into a moment of great promise for America and the world."
Oh no, Beto just dropped out of race for President despite him saying he was “born for this.” I don’t think so!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019
“Man, I’m just born to be in it.” Beto O’Rourke seemed to come from nowhere to the brink of a presidential candidacy—but he’s been on this journey for his whole life. O’Rourke spoke with Joe Hagan. Photographs by Annie Leibovitz. https://t.co/WhmQGZnbUg pic.twitter.com/a7DCoaZdtd— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) March 13, 2019
Earlier his month, O'Rourke threatened to walk away from politics if his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination was unsuccessful.
The former Texas Democrat congressman, who currently getting crushed in the polls, warns he would not "run for public office again" should he fail in his pursuit to challenge President Donald Trump for the White House.
Beto revealed his future plans during an interview with Politico on Tuesday, telling the outlet that he “cannot fathom a scenario where I would run for public office again if I’m not the nominee.”
But this isn't the first time the progressive Texan has made such promises, as O’Rourke previously vowed to walk away from politics, only to later go back on his word.