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‘The View’ mocks Beto O’Rourke over his ‘white bro’ presidential candidacy


Things got a little touchy over Beto

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Women of "The View" took presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to task on Monday, branding him a "white bro" whose campaign reeks of entitlement.

O'Rourke, a former Texas Democratic representative, announced his bid for the presidency on Thursday in a video that gained a lot of traction on the internet.

In a profile published in Vanity Fair, O'Rourke also said that he was "born" to run for president.

What did 'The View' co-hosts have to say about O'Rourke?

"The View's" co-hosts effectively laughed off O'Rourke's announcement for president, indicating that he is "the epitome of white bro."

Co-host Meghan McCain wasn't too thrilled with O'Rourke and pointed out his privilege.

"It really is white male privilege to be, like, 'I was born for this,'" she said. "If Hillary [Clinton], or Kamala [Harris], or anyone had been on the cover of Vanity Fair saying 'I was born for this,' the media would be going insane right now against it."

Co-host Abby Huntsman also joked about his announcement, poking fun at his remarks that he was "born" to run for president.

"In his mind, he was like, 'I'm supposed to be president one day,'" Huntsman explained. "He was the epitome of a 'white bro,' and it lasted just about a week. Like, I know these guys. A guy that I dated literally said the same thing Beto said, like, 'I was born to be president and one day I will be.' I was like, 'This is not gonna work out. We are not meant to be together.'"

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg agreed.

"I want somebody that knows what they're doing," Goldberg said, noting that just because he raised more than all of the other Democratic candidates, "That does not make him presidential material."

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