President Trump is said to be keeping a close watch on a number of 2020 Democratic candidates, and he’s apparently decided that Beto O’Rourke isn’t somebody he needs to be concerned about.
According to a senior White House Official who spoke with Politico, “He thinks Beto is a joke.”
Notably, O’Rourke has kept a rather low profile since announcing his candidacy, appearing in very few televised interviews and events.
He has been quite active in campaigning on the ground, holding rallies in key states like New Hampshire and Iowa and paying visits to places in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio, notes BuzzFeed News.
On Monday, he rolled out his first major policy proposal since launching his campaign in mid-March. It focuses on curbing climate change and calls for achieving zero net emissions by 2050.