May 14, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Beto O'Rourke says Vanity Fair spread was "elitist"

Beto O'Rourke discussed the criticism surrounding the Vanity Fair profile that kicked off his 2020 presidential run on Tuesday, agreeing with the co-hosts of ABC's "The View" that the spread was "elitist."

What he's saying: O'Rourke said the spread "[reinforced] that perception of privilege," singling out his statement that he was "born to be in" the 2020 race. He focused much of his response on highlighting wage gaps between men and women, as well as wage gaps between people of color and white people, and added, "No one is born to be president of the United States of America, least of all me."

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