Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley corrected Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer Thursday on the pronunciation of former Rep. Robert Francis O’Rourke’s (D-TX) name when he referred to him as “Beto O’Rourke” while he asked what President Donald Trump thought about the failed Senate candidate entering the crowded Democratic primary field.
“First of all, you pronounced it wrong. It’s Robert Francis — that’s number one,” Gidley advised Hemmer Thursday. “Number two, we don’t care who gets in the race. The fact is the president’s going to win re-election.”
The Fox News host then asked if Trump will refer to O’Rourke by his actual name or by his “Beto” nickname.
“Well, he has called him [Robert Francis] before on the campaign trail. And why wouldn’t he? That’s his name,” Gidley responded.
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