Jimmy Fallon debuted his Beto O’Rourke impression on Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” when he probably had to pound Red Bulls to keep his energy up that high. Chill with the hands, dude.
In announcing his 2020 Democratic candidacy for president of the United States of America, Fallon’s Beto described himself as being “sort of like if a compassionate head-nod turned into a person,” and “if your friend’s hot dad had the energy of a golden retriever.”
The whole time his hands were going crazy. God bless “Beto’s” wife, who pretty much hung on to her hubby’s arm for dear life throughout the entire sketch.
Watch the video above.
For comparison’s sake, here is what Fallon was spoofing:
I am running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you're in: https://t.co/EKLdkVET2u pic.twitter.com/lainXyvG2n
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2019
Even President Trump, whom O’Rourke hopes to face and defeat in 2020, noticed the hands thing.
When asked what he thought of Beto’s (real) announcement, Trump replied, “Well, I think he’s got a lot of hand movement — I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?”
“I watched him a little while this morning… and I’ve actually never seen anything quite like it,” he continued. “Study it. I’m sure you’ll agree.”
Watch Trump’s reply below.