EXCLUSIVE: Video of Beto O’Rourke changing flat tire goes viral

AUGUST 12, 2019

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2020 Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is catching a lot of backlash over a video he shared on his Instagram attack Sunday morning, of himself changing a flat tire on a pickup.

Although O’Rourke has now deleted the video from his Instagram account, it is going viral on Twitter.

“I just hope people don’t think this is how people from Texas are like,” one Twitter user, Jason Howerton, said.

Caleb Hull tweeted, “On Instagram, Beto is changing a tire and jacked up the the truck using the step instead of the frame. If anyone gets under that thing, they’re going to die. Wouldn’t be the first time Beto would be responsible for injuring someone with his vehicle, but is he drunk this time?”

Students For Trump tweeted, “WATCH as @BetoORourke tries and fails to change a tire on camera… He *obviously* has no idea what he’s doing. This. Is. Pitiful.”

One Twitter user also posted a video clip of Sen. Kamala Harris calling out Bingo at a senior living center and said, “Whether it’s Beto changing a tire, Warren patronizing a lemonade stand, or Harris calling out Bingo for seniors, I think I’ve seen all I can handle from this crew.”

Others were more kind. Jenny wrote, “Beto knows how to call out racism and speak authentically. He’s been the ONLY candidate able to change the media’s narrative around Trump. And he knows to loosen the lugs before jacking the car up when changing a tire. Brave and has common sense.”

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