‘Beto’s Still Got a Little Bad Boy in Him’: Jimmy Fallon Tries on a Hilarious Beto O’Rourke Spoof

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) entered the 2020 presidential race on Thursday with much fanfare and a media obsession, and “Tonight Show” star Jimmy Fallon even jumped in on the action.

O’Rourke launched his campaign with a short video in which he spoke passionately to the camera with his wife at his side. In the clip, he outlined some vague policy ideas that included universal health care and fighting climate change.

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While O’Rourke’s announcement was welcomed by his legion of supporters, not everybody was quite sure what to make of him. For example, President Donald Trump suggested O’Rourke might be “crazy” because he moves his hands so much, as IJR Blue noted.

And Trump wasn’t the only one who noticed O’Rourke’s eccentric gestures. On Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon unveiled his hilarious O’Rourke impression during his late night show and poked a little lighthearted fun at the candidate.

In the clip, the comedian moves his hands wildly and jokes, “I’m like if your friend’s hot dad had the energy of a golden retriever.” Later he quips, “Beto’s still got a little bad boy in him.”

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Fallon also jokes about O’Rourke’s lack of a firm policy, closing his clip by asking, “Are there more experienced candidates out there with clearer policy ideas? Sure.”

O’Rourke’s short time on the campaign trail has already included a few stops in Iowa where he spoke to supporters in a coffee shop. At the time, the passionate Texan stood atop coffeeshop tables and said a few bad words, and the press couldn’t get enough of it.

He’s still got a long way to go if he’s going to make it through the crowded primary field. Right now, he’s polling in sixth place, with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders leading the pack. However, there hasn’t been a national poll released since O’Rourke entered the campaign, so that could change.

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Well, Beto does reduce the possibilities for the “Nicknamer in Chief.” Can’t use “low energy Jeb”—-Beto makes Trump appear low energy. Can’t use “lyin’ Ted”—-Trump has topped 10,000 lies in 2 yrs. Can’t use “little Marco” as Beto actually appears to be as tall as Trump claims to be. Can’t… Read more »

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This fake Hispanic is a Socialist by his support of the Green New Deal (to bankrupt the USA)and Medicare for All; plus other insane ideas as well. CNN asked him how the GND and the Medicare for All would be paid for and in essence, while he supported them, he… Read more »

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That was great Jimmy! Now let’s make it go viral to show what a worm Beta really is!

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I NEVER watch the trash called “late night comedy”. That said, Bobby needs to be investigated for his staff spending his campaign money to feed and transport ILLEGAL ALIENS from the border to locations around El Paso. Project Veritas has undercover videos of the staff admitting what they’re doing is… Read more »

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You don’t watch late night comedy but you watch Project Veritas videos??? Are you working off of a strategy of a broken clock? STOP allowing right-wing groups to play you for a fool. You are smarter than that.

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Well thank you for the compliment. I watch Project Veritas because they are uncovering the antics of some unscrupulous (D) politicians just as Judicial Watch discovered the Clinton email server years ago. With the new AG in place, hopefully we’ll begin to see some heads roll towards the prison gates;… Read more »

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Which of PV’s videos proved to be an accurate depiction? Yes, they took down ACORN, but they did so with deceptive editing. No charges were proven or even filed? WaPo EXPOSED the PV accuser as a FAKE claim against Moore! RW groups may believe they are performing a service, BUT… Read more »

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James, I remind you that you are smart, and you respond by attempting to convince me you aren’t.

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