After Beto O’Rourke officially announced that he’s running for president in 2020, Donald Trump criticized his “hand movement” — and Twitter couldn’t figure out what he meant.
“I think he’s got a lot of hand movement,” Trump said. “I’ve never seen such hand movement.
“I said ‘is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?'” the president added. “I’ve never seen anything quite like it.”
Trump weighs in on Beto O'Rourke: "I think he's got a lot of hand movement. I've never seen so much hand movement. I said, 'Is he crazy, or is that just the way he acts?'" pic.twitter.com/nIrLd1Sd5a
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 14, 2019
“This is a strange one,” CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond mused. “Few politicians are as well known for their hand movements as Trump.”
This is a strange one. Few politicians are as well known for their hand movements as Trump https://t.co/zeJ0dAcA4g
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 14, 2019
Columnist Mary Chastain, meanwhile, joked that she’s “officially triggered” by the quip.
“Us Italians use 80% hand movement, 20% words during conversations,” Chastain tweeted.
Trump has officially triggered me. Us Italians use 80% hand movement, 20% words during conversations. https://t.co/HCEwEcRgBz
— Mary Elizabeth (@mchastain81) March 14, 2019
Check out more responses below:
Trump just mocked @BetoORourke’s “hand-movement” when asked about him entering race, as if something is wrong with him. He has a knack for mocking people’s mannerisms.
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) March 14, 2019
Trump also uses a lot of hand movements, but they are too small for the human eye to detect. https://t.co/LbsXUUBKDF
— Tgage (@tgagemurphy) March 14, 2019
— Mat Babiak 🚫 (@MatBabiak) March 14, 2019
Projection. So. Much. Projection.
— Sir Humphrey (@bdquinn) March 14, 2019
Trump has a lot of hand movement too! Mostly on himself!! https://t.co/C57CNK0FsA
— Jim Taricani (@jim_taricani) March 14, 2019
— Peggy Myers (@dlthd) March 14, 2019
Does this delusional fool ever watch his fat ass on TV? If he did, he would quickly realize that his hands and hand movements are very dainty. He makes a characteristic "O" sign that was interpreted as a "P" sign in the day. So come on Trump!!https://t.co/FRemzioZtG
— ALC Not My President & Impeach Trump, Under 1.5 C (@Arthur59611540) March 14, 2019