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As Beto O’Rourke narrowly lost to the incumbent Ted Cruzin the race for the Senate seat in Texas, a “kid reporter” explained why he doesn’t like O’Rourke.
Phoenix was introduced by a Fox News reporter just before the first round of polls closed as a “very special guest” who “is very in-tune politically” before he gave his hot take on the midterms
The pint-sized reporter from Texas said that O’Rourke is too “far left”, which doesn’t resonate with the entire Hispanic community:
I think Beto thought he would have a big chance with the Hispanic voters, but I think he’s gone very far left, and my mom’s an immigrant from Nicaragua.I’ve talked to a lot of people in the Hispanic community, and I think some of his values are something he’s running from.
I think Beto thought he would have a big chance with the Hispanic voters, but I think he’s gone very far left, and my mom’s an immigrant from Nicaragua.
I’ve talked to a lot of people in the Hispanic community, and I think some of his values are something he’s running from.
People on Twitter weren’t too impressed.
@justintrevett “Well, it’s time to give up on Gen Y altogether and start seeing what we can make out of Z.” — Brendan Cottam (@Brendan Cottam)
@Slate LOL. A kid in a fedora offering political commentary on Fox News. Yep, that sounds about right. — Dany (@Dany)
Others compared Phoenix to a certain political commentator.
@Slate Matt Drudge cosplay. — Aditya Sood (@Aditya Sood)
But this guy was the real star.
@Slate This guy is the real star https://t.co/bMaGVI9dJc — 🅚 (@🅚)
Fox News reporter Carley Shimkus interviewed Phoenix outside of 'Fox Square' in New York, where the network was holding a midterm election viewing party.
After the interview, Shimkus had two words for the kid reporter: “You’re hired.”
Let’s hope she means this literally and we see Phoenix popping up on future election nights.
HT: Daily Dot
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