This story from CNN is about a week old, but we thought we’d revive it in honor of Beto O’Rourke officially kicking off his presidential campaign today in El Paso, Texas, and to give fair warning in case O’Rourke comes to your town to campaign.
As Twitchy has reported, O’Rourke’s fossil-fuel guzzling road trip across America make stops at coffee shops and fast-food joints across the nation, where O’Rourke showed off his nasty habit of walking all over the counter as if it were a stage and not a surface where food is prepared, served, and eaten.
"Approachable Zaddy-in-Chief, Beto O'Rourke tore through Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin this week and promptly proceeded to terrorize shop owners and health inspectors by standing on every available counter he could find." @oureric writes: https://t.co/pQA2IfsZCD
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) March 24, 2019
Before you let that be a deal breaker in 2020, though, consider that CNN has confirmed that O’Rourke asks permission before walking all over your food.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 23, 2019
Yeah, that’s been on our minds a lot. There was even a Twitter account created called @BetoOnCounters. Eric Bradner reports:
Beto O’Rourke’s habit of standing on things — especially counters — has become a point of public fascination, spawning memes and Twitter accounts in the early days of his campaign.
But don’t worry.
He asks first.
At the Beancounter — like the other stops where O’Rourke has climbed on up — he got permission first. Either O’Rourke or his road manager, Cynthia Cano, has asked those working in the shops — or he’s been told ahead of time he is welcome to stand on the counter.
And this guy’s running for *squints* president? Good to know that he makes sure his countertop visits are cleared.
Beginning to see a lot of attention being paid to what he's doing and not much time spent on what he's saying…
— Andrew Roslak (@beavis617) March 23, 2019
You noticed that too?
Permission or not, it's still indicative of the rich thinking it's okay to step on the places where the average person eats.
— Kevin Keller (@KKepoco) March 24, 2019
Man loves to glide…board, table, doesn't matter 💗 pic.twitter.com/hQNZCKwBPq
— Dana Rise' (@danaforbernie) March 24, 2019
also when he pretend surfs 🏄
— d 🇺🇸 🔔 🗽 (@dougalpollux) March 23, 2019
See, kids, I’m hip. I’m cool. America is rad.
— 5280 Z (@SvendZan) March 24, 2019
WTF is going on with his hands?
— larry desaules (@ldWesty) March 23, 2019
A lot of people are still trying to figure that out.
Oh that’s good. I thought he was conducting. pic.twitter.com/8OsSTNseOy
— Shannon ⭐️ (@sspring211) March 23, 2019
Bigger question: Does anyone disinfect after he gets down?
— Lini Kadaba (@exinkygal) March 23, 2019
But he doesn't listen when you say no
— Matty Jack (@mattatinio) March 23, 2019
Who cares. It’s stupid!
— Jacob (@genoejacob) March 23, 2019
I see you guys are still asking the questions that really matter.
— Bureaucrat-O-Matic 💼🏢💵🇺🇸 (@VigoCarpathian1) March 23, 2019
This guy is such a waste of time
— butrfly (@lawrenaa) March 24, 2019
— clmb_frv (@ClmbnaG) March 24, 2019
For some reason I just don’t believe that. He just seems like such an incredible douche. Keep trying Robert.
— Pando (@MasterPando) March 24, 2019
— Jimmy Fajardo (@JFNewYork69) March 24, 2019
Whoever told to you this is journalism lied to your dumb ass.
— Bob Seltzer (@bjseltz) March 24, 2019
Robert is a joke
— Angela (@acmom62) March 24, 2019
Robert Francis is the ultimate beta male.
— Jon Michael Olsen (@jonmichaelolse1) March 23, 2019
Gross; but then he eats dirt and his wife eats baby poop ….
— Mel1979 (@Mel19791) March 23, 2019
His wife didn’t actually eat the baby poop … he just served it to her saying it was avocado. At least that’s the story.
In case you were craving more from CNN:
2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke takes a stand … on tables and vans? You'd think counter-climbing was an Olympic event, judging by the cheers. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Beto's literal stance at his campaign events. https://t.co/dnNvQBVG0P pic.twitter.com/XAFRYDfHmv
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) March 26, 2019
'Why does he keep doing that'? Beto O'Rourke should probably just be banned from restaurants forever [pic] https://t.co/nBvIJkr3qG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 21, 2019