Democratic presidential candidate Beto O & Rourke cited several challenges that rural communities face when it comes to Internet access, in particular the possibility of using the Tinder dating app, in an event of the Thursday campaign in Keokuk, Iowa.
"In Texas, we have a problem with broadband in rural communities," O&R said. "You could also have it in Iowa, where farmers, breeders and producers literally can't go online, where people can't start activities in their city or finish their studies after high school because they can't go online.
Go to Tinder and find a date tonight, to find that special person who will make a difference in their lives. I want to make sure every American has this opportunity. "
The comment was greeted with a laugh by the audience.
The "Tener moment" was not the first time O & # 39; Rourke was making fun of himself on Thursday, anyway. During the same campaign event in Iowa, O & # 39; Rourke attracted criticism from President Donald Trump for his "crazy" hand movements, according to a report by New York Daily News .
"I think he has a lot of hand movement," Trump told reporters Thursday in the Oval Studio after O & # 39; Rourke officially announced his 2020 presidential campaign. "I've never seen so much hand movement I said: "Is it crazy or is it just the way it acts?"
Trump has drawn criticism on Twitter for comment, with many users pointing out the hand gestures he made during speeches.
However, O & # 39; Rourke did not delve into the question in his response to Trump's criticism.
"I have nothing to say to this. I think people want us to rise above the pettiness, the littleness, "O&R Rourke told CNN in a subsequent campaign in Burlington, Iowa.
O & # 39; Rourke joins a field always growing number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar, former Governor John Hickenlooper, Governor Jay Inslee, former mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard representative, former representative John Delaney , author Marianne Williamson and former technical manager Andrew Yang.
Even teasing a 2020 presidential campaign is the former vice president Joe Biden, who met Georgia's former governor candidate Stacey Abrams.  While Biden is favored for a presidential race, Associated Press reported that Abrams is in the midst of deciding whether to challenge Republican senator David Perdue for his seat or announce your candidacy. If he chooses not to race or lose the Senate or Democratic primary elections, AP reported that Abrams could also be considered a vice presidential candidate.