A few days back, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke complained about his “privilege.” So how does he correct that problem?
Apparently by posting an embarrassing livestream of himself getting a haircut and a massage. This is truly embarrassing on every level. Get ready to cringe.
During the 12-minute video, as O’Rourke’s barber Manuel cut the candidate’s hair, O’Rourke spoke Spanish, discussed topics like his children, economy, education reform, and his appearance on “The View,” which he said was difficult but enjoyable.
“Yeah, I think it reinforces that perception of privilege and that headline that said I was, ‘I was born to be in this’ in the article I was attempting to say that I felt that my calling is a public service,” he told the co-hosts of “The View” Monday. “No one’s born to be president of the United States of America.”
He also touched upon his ear hair, which also received a trim on Wednesday. He said that trimming his ear hair was necessary to avoid it becoming “nasty.”
After his haircut, Manuel broke out the massager and began to run it over O’Rourke’s back. O’Rourke asked Manuel if this was called the “máquina de relax” — roughly translated as “relaxation machine” — but Manuel corrected him and simply called it a massager.
“This feels good!” O’Rourke said with a toothy grin.
Elsewhere in the video, another customer walked in. O’Rourke greeted him, but had to introduce himself as a former lawmaker and current presidential candidate because the customer just couldn’t pinpoint who he was.
How did the general public react to the video? With mockery of course. How else do you respond to something this cringeworthy?
One Twitter user wrote, “‘Beto, you have been accused of running a vanity campaign. What do you say to that?’ ‘Let’s live-stream my haircut!'”
Another added, “TBH, this is a bigger mistake than debuting in Vanity Fair.”
“O.K., the ego of Beto ORourke, livestreaming his haircut, thinking his ‘fans’ will find that interesting, should be quite enough to vote NO for this guy,” a fellow Twitter user remarked.
Could this man’s presidential campaign already be over? Well it’s not looking at the moment. His current poll numbers are under three percent in the primary States. To call that horrible seems like an understatement.
O’Rourke originally started his campaign strongly, but has since fallen to pieces. And much of the reason for this is because of the cringe fest videos he keeps putting out.
Maybe it’s time to hang up his political aspirations and just get out of dodge.