December 6, 2022

Trump just made fun of Beto O’Rourke’s hands in insecure, projection-filled rant [WATCH]

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This morning, President Trump took a moment to send some potshots at the latest challenger to step into the ring and vie for the presidency, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who just barely lost a brutal race for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat in the 2018 midterms.


Speaking at a press conference in the Oval Office, Trump lashed out at his newest opponent in a sad show of projection, revealing his insecurity and how threatened he feels by focusing on one particular part of Beto’s body — one that Trump’s self-perceived inadequacy is well known by this point.

We’re talking, of course, about his hands.

“I think he’s got a lot of hand movement…I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?” asked Trump, referencing the prodigious gesticulation in O’Rourke’s announcement video.

It’s a curious line of attack for a man whose public political career has been largely defined by his hands, whether using them to disgracefully mock a disabled reporter or to engage in a manhood-size competition with “Little” Marco Rubio, or insisting over and over that his hands are in fact very big and tremendous and not at all a deeply rooted source of shame for the superficial real estate tycoon:

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One has to watch just five minutes of any Trump speech for it to be disturbingly clear who the “crazy” one is — and if this is the best the President can come up with off the cuff, his staff should be very worried about his prospects for 2020.

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Social media users, of course, immediately went off on him and began sharing their favorite Trump hand GIFS and images:

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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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