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Democrat rising star O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Democrat rising star O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

President Trump responded to the news Thursday that Beto O'Rourke's is running for president by talking about the Texan's hands.

"Beto O'Rourke will have to define himself against a crowded field of Democratic candidates, but he doesn't feel the need to draw blood to define himself".

Trump took questions from the Oval Office during his meeting with Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar, and he was asked for his thoughts on O'Rourke's campaign announcement. "Still, there's a lot in O'Rourke's record we're wary of, most notably his comment during a Senate debate a year ago that it's a false choice between fossil fuels and renewable energy".

The former Texas congressman said at a campaign event in Iowa Thursday that as marijuana use has increased, tobacco use has "plummeted" in the last 40 years as it has been treated as a public health issue and marketed as "not cool".

But O'Rourke is far from a front-runner just yet - with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a White House bid, leading polls.

Jokes and criticism aside, O'Rourke is very serious about his presidential campaign.

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With his presidential effort, O'Rourke is hoping to leverage the fame he gained with his Senate race.

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O'Rourke had mulled a presidential run for months and took an unusual break for what appeared to be some soul-searching after his loss, taking a road trip to New Mexico, Kansas and elsewhere. 'I do. I think I'd be good at it'.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke has announced he is running for USA president, joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge Donald Trump in 2020.

"Amy and I are happy to share with you that I'm running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America", O'Rourke said in a video announcing his candidacy.

"But unlike Trump, O'Rourke can appear nearly too innocent to be a politician-too decent, too wholesome, the very reason he became popular also the same reason he could be crucified on the national stage".


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