One of the most significant 2018 campaigns is in full swing in Texas. Democratic candidate and Representative Beto O’Rourke is challenging Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz for his seat and it is projected to be a very close election. Therefore, Cruz’ supporters will do anything at this point to try to discredit O’Rourke.
Donald Trump Jr. jumped on Twitter on Monday slamming Beto, saying:
‘What’s authentic about an Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic?’
Twitter quickly pounced on Trump Jr. for making such a ridiculous statement.
Even Michael Avenatti had something to say.
Many other people also set the record straight for Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr. really doesn’t know the history around why O’Rourke goes by “Beto.” His full legal name is Robert Francis O’Rourke. It has nothing to do with sounding Spanish. The Democratic candidate’s family gave him the nickname “Beto” as a child to to distinguish him from his grandfather, after whom he was named.
What is ironic is that Trump Jr. has endorsed Canadian Ted Cruz whose first name is actually Rafael. He also calls himself Ted to distinguish himself from his father Rafael Sr., which is very similar to what Beto has done.
It is a not a surprise that a Trump family member is making a fool himself as usual. Although Beto has been mocked by conservatives for sounding Hispanic, Cruz fully admits his own Hispanic origin, which is Cuban. He told CNN:
‘You’re absolutely right. My name is Rafael Edward Cruz. I am the son of my father Rafael Cruz, an immigrant from Cuba who came to Texas with nothing.’
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