By now, you've probably heard about Beto O'Rourke. If the former congressman didn't pop up on your radar when he was a Texas Senate candidate in the 2018 midterm race, you might've heard that he announced a presidential campaign to take on President Donald Trump, a man he's appeared to have snubbed on multiple occasions. Here are a few Beto O'Rourke quotes about Trump that seem to show how he truly feels about his 2020 rival.
But I've gotta tell you: Many of these are indirect and subtle jabs, because O'Rourke seemingly isn't really the type to sound off about someone. Even his political peers, like Republican political operative Jeff Roe, have commented on it. Roe once tweeted that he was caught off guard by a charged essay O'Rourke Wrote for Medium in 2018 about the state of America. "I’ve read every single word that [Beto O'Rourke] has uttered in public life. He has never, and I mean never, talked like this," the tweet read.
On the other hand, as the election cycle really kicks off, O'Rourke has clearly gotten a lot more direct, going after Trump by name on issues like immigration and foreign policy. From the outside looking in, O'Rourke seems like a chill kind of guy with a southern charm and cool reserve. But he clearly has no problem speaking up whenever he needs to, like in these six situations: