Earlier on Thursday, former Texas congressman Beto O & # 39; Rourke was in a cafe in Keokuk, Iowa, who was sitting on a chair he passionately engaged with with the large crowd gathered in front of him. Less than an hour earlier, he had finally told rumors and speculation to rest – well, announced in a video shared with social media, he is running for president.
But as late night host Jimmy Fallon admitted that night, he had a hard time focusing on Rourke's serious rhetoric when the 46-year-old began his first day in the presidential election.
"He said some pretty interesting things, but to be honest I was kind of distracted," Fallon told his audience on NBC.
Why? Like many others, including President Trump, Fallon had been fixed on one thing: Rourke's frequent and rather thoughtful hand movements.
"Hans Fitbit thinks he takes 3 million steps a day," Fallon laughed. "He's everywhere."
Rourke's propensity to puncture his speech with energetic gestures seemed to be on the president's Thursday, because when he was asked about his new potential democratic challenger, Trump immediately drew attention to the manic.
"Well, I think he has a lot of hand movement," the president told reporters at the White House. "I have never seen so much hand movement. I said," Is he crazy or is it exactly like he is acting? "… I have never actually seen anything like it. Study it, I'm sure you agree. "
Trump's Criticism of R&D; Rourke instantly punished social media users and late night hosts, who pointed out that the president himself is a well-known fan of exaggerated gesticulation, everything from his frequently used spread of arms to the time he spat a reporter with disability.
On NBC, President's comment left Seth Meyer's confused
"I'm sorry you accuse someone else of having strange hand movements and acting?" Asked the incredible host. "Every time you make a press conference, you look like you're playing an invisible accordion."
Released in his Trump re-creation, Meyers continued: "You're ready for the lieutenant's polka?"
Meanwhile, Trevor Noah looked like Trump's moves to a musical achievement.
"Every trumpet speech looks like he is practicing every orchestra in the world at the same time," Noah said.
On Thursday, Twitter was flooded with clips from users eager to remind the president that he and Rourke aren't that different in terms of public habits.  Trump just ran Beto O & # 39; Rourke for his handholds and said he was touching his hands too much and maybe he was "crazy." Well, look at the whole video and you decide who is very crazy. pic.twitter.com/D4Lr6Z9xhP
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