President Donald Trump on Wednesday admonished “Dummy Beto” O’Rourke for impassioned remarks on gun reform he made at last week's primary debate, charging that they complicated the path toward a bipartisan agreement.
“Dummy Beto made it much harder to make a deal,” Trump tweeted. “Convinced many that Dems just want to take your guns away. Will continue forward!”
The president was presumably referencing O’Rourke’s call at last week’s Democratic debate for a mandatory federal buyback of assault weapons.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” the former Texas congressman declared at the forum in Houston. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans any more.”