ICYMI, the first debate of the rest of our lives, aka the 2020 presidential election, kicked off Wednesday night. (If you did somehow miss it, please tell me where you went because I don't know how you pulled that off and it sounds magical.)
And less than four minutes into the first debate of the election season, a meme was born.
Former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke, famous for challenging Ted Cruz in 2018 and livestreaming his teeth cleanings, spontaneously switched into Spanish while answering the first question.
Some background: Democrats have been pouring time and resources into courting Latino voters. O'Rourke has repeatedly given interviews in Spanish, and Sen. Kamala Harris and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro recently appeared on Univision shows to introduce themselves to a critical voting bloc that could sway the election.
But the other candidates still seemed a tad surprised to hear O'Rourke bust out his Spanish so quickly on the debate stage — and their awkwardness showed.