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Beto O’Rourke posted footage from his dentist appointment to his Instagram Stories on Thursday, including a truly too-close-up clip of him in the dentist’s chair. (A screengrab from that clip is probably what you’ve been seeing on Twitter.)
Happening now on @BetoORourke’s Insta story: “I’m here at the dentist, and we’re going to continue our series about people who live along the border. My dental hygenist, Diana, is going to tell us about growing up in El Paso.” pic.twitter.com/WsGZ9c9IBD
— Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta) January 10, 2019
Most of the Story, though, is an interview with Beto’s dental hygienist, Diana, about growing up in El Paso near the U.S.-Mexico border. She tells a story about how her community banded together to help her mother, who is from Mexico, pass her citizenship test — a testament to the strong border communities overlooked and mischaracterized by the GOP.
Instagramming from the dentist was a bizarre choice, though, to say the least. Twitter, which is doing a great and chill job gearing up for 2020, noticed immediately.
God I hope Beto O’Rourke doesn’t need a colonoscopy anytime soon
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 10, 2019
beto kind of missing his calling as a youth pastor
— Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig) January 10, 2019
does beto think anyone under 30 can identify with affording regular mouth cleanings
— Pixie Casey (@pixie_casey) January 10, 2019
Beto did not specify whether he had any cavities, although we presume he did not. Diana is the real star here, though — she’s definitely worth a watch.