O’Rourke Gave Himself an ‘A’ for His Debate Performance Despite Being Mercilessly Mocked Online

Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) gave his debate performance an “A,” despite being mocked mercilessly for some of his weaker debate moments.

Wednesday night was the first round of the first Democratic debate. Ten of the 20 candidates that qualified for the debate took the stage, including O’Rourke.

During the debate, O’Rourke struggled against the arguably weaker field of candidates he had to debate, including a run-in with fellow Texan and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

Despite early excitement, O’Rourke’s campaign has stalled out with him tanking in the polls. His campaign greatly needed a breakthrough moment, but given the online reaction, it was not his night.

O’Rourke was hit from all sides, with very few compliments being sent his way.

His most criticized moment was from his very first question. Instead of answering a question about raising taxes, O’Rourke broke out into a Spanish stump speech and was later called out by the moderators for not answering the question.

People on Twitter couldn’t stop laughing at the awkward moment and the reactions from his fellow Democrats, especially Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

From the looks of things, it was not O’Rourke’s best night. But that’s not how he felt about it.

During an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” O’Rourke tried to dodge a question about grading his debate performance, but after being pressured by host Alisyn Camerota, he admitted that he thinks he deserved an “A” grade for his debate performance.

Watch O’Rourke’s answer:

“I’d give myself an ‘A.’ I wanted to make sure I got that point across. I described why I’m doing this, who I’m doing it for, the people that inspired me, and how we’re going to meet these challenges. And it felt like I was able to get that across.”

O’Rourke noted that he felt some candidates were gunning for him specifically during the debate.

“I sure did. But, you know, that’s part of politics and it’s part of the debate. Certainly, one where you have ten candidates on the stage, each of them trying to make their mark. I choose to define myself not against other people. I’m really running not against any of those other candidates but for the United States of America.”

O’Rourke will have about one month to prepare for his next debate, which will be hosted by CNN in the last week of July.

Ten of the candidates who did not compete on Wednesday night will take the stage Thursday night, including Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Mark Schlesinger

Beato(ff) deserves an A. But does that stand for Ahole, Arrogant, or Asinine?

Jason Alsbrook

Lol What a PUTZ. Way to go, Beta…keep right on talking. 😁

Pat Warnock

Beppo gave himself an A WHAT!


Maybe the skateboarder should go back to playing grunge rock in his parent’s basement.

William Conley
William Conley

What in the hell this dude was asked a question about taxes being raised and responded by saying you know I speak Spanish. I would have stopped and said that’s great sir but the question was do you agree with the increase of taxes as described by your agenda. Why don’t they call them out on this shit he didn’t even try hard to skirt the question.


That this lightweight gave Cruz a run astounds me and exposes the sickness and stupidity of the left.


I think anyone who has supported him in the past should be reconsidering their rational abilities and admit to themselves that they might be too stupid to vote.


He is one self absorbed delusional Democrat. But I repeat myself.

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