The 2020 election is off to a hilarious start after an unintentionally funny moment at the Democratic debate on Wednesday went viral. Former Texas lawmaker Beto O'Rourke responded to a question about tax rates in Spanish rather than English, and Senator Cory Booker's face during the response is causing social media to explode.
According to The Hill, it all went down when O'Rourke received his first question minutes into the debate. The issue on the table was marginal tax rates, and the 46-year-old Texas representative switched from English to Spanish as he responded to the question, causing some of the other people running to be caught off guard.
It was Booker's face, in particular, that got tongues wagging. The 50-year-old from New Jersey stood near O'Rourke with his mouth agape as he listened to O'Rourke's response.
"This economy has got to work for everyone," O'Rourke began in English, "and right now we know that it isn't. It's going to take all of us coming together to make sure that it does."
From there, he switched over to Spanish for the rest of his answer, earning the politician praise from many people on social media for his bilingual response. Booker, on the other hand, got some good-natured teasing for his reaction.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's official account weighed in on Booker's face with a joke.