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Beto O & # 39; Rourke returns "born" to run for the president's remark among criticisms

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O & # 39; Rourke said on Sunday that he did not think anyone could be "born" to hold the political office, days after he woke his eyebrows for comments he made to the Vanity Fair where he suggested he was intended to run for president.

Rourke's latest profile quoted him as saying he was "just born to be in it" while discussing the 2020 presidential election. HuffPost's Amanda Terkel noted the note that highlighted a sense of the right that only a straight white man could have the luxury of having.

On Sunday about the controversial comment, Rourke was asked to have trouble reminding him that he had actually said it

"I hope I did not say that," Rourke told reporters in Wisconsin , according to NBC News . "I don't know anyone is born for an office or position."

A representative of O & # 39; Rourke's campaign did not immediately respond to HuffPost's comment request.

Rourke, who lost his race to divert the commander Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in November, formally announced Thursday, he entered the already cramped pool of democratic presidential candidates in a video along with his wife Amy Hoover Sanders.

The video also set back to present Sanders and stared silently at his husband as he discussed his quest to win the White House. Rourke also jokes that his wife raises her three children in El Paso "sometimes with my help".

Rourke expressed regret on Friday for his "shameful attempt to highlight the fact that Amy has the Lion's share of the burden in our family."

"I'm not just going to say it again, but I'll come being more thought-out ahead of the way I talk about our marriage and also how to confirm the likelihood of criticism that I have had white privilege, "he said during a podcast for" Political Party LIVE! ", CNN reported.

Rourke continued to discuss his "privileges" during an Saturday Saturday interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd during a campaign stop in Iowa.

"As a white man who has had privileges that others could not depend on or take for granted, I have clearly had advantages over the course of my life," he said, adding that a "big part" of his camera paign is "Admit it and understand that others have not".

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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