Currently trailing incumbent Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Democrat challenger Robert “Beto” O’Rourke receives a potentially decisive endorsement: UPDATED
Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico who famously said his country will not (expletive) pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall on Thursday announced his support for the “great American” and “fantastic” Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.
“Wow! What a candidate! What a man! Beto, you are fantastic,” Fox said in a video posted to Twitter. “You’re great! You’re an all-American.”
Fox, an obviously corrupt politician from an obviously corruptly governed country announced his meddling in the internal politics of the United States while speaking at, where else, a hive of leftists:
“I’ve been an opponent and resistant (of Trump) because I feel as part of this nation — I am part of this nation — and I don’t like what I’m seeing,” Fox said during a speech at Northwestern University on Tuesday night, according to the Chicago Tribune.
It’ll be interesting to see how hispanic Texans, many of whom fled their corrupt motherland, react.
Update: Beto – a nickname meant to appeal to hispanic voters – backtracks:
Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas said that some of the disparaging remarks he made during a lively debate this week against his Republican rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, may have been made “in the heat of the moment.”
Speaking at a televised CNN event in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday, O’Rourke recounted the debate with the incumbent senator earlier this week, in which he labelled Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted.”
“Senator Cruz won’t be honest with you,” O’Rourke said on Monday. “He’s dishonest. It’s why the president called him ‘Lyin’ Ted’ and it’s why the nickname stuck. Because it’s true.”
Cruz brushed off O’Rourke’s remarks and said the fact that O’Rourke was reviving the nickname was “clear” evidence that “pollsters have told him to come out on the attack.”
Donald Trump first gave Cruz that moniker during the contentious 2016 Republican primaries.
Desperate Democrats are resorting to recycling inimitable Trumpisims.