BREAKING VIDEO: Beto Drops Out of 2020 Race

2020 Candidate Beto O’Rourke has announced he is dropping out of the presidential race.

Beto has struggled in polling from the start and while he dominated media headlines with provocative statements, he never reached double digits in national polling.

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Beto wrote on Twitter:

Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively.

In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.

I am grateful to all the people who made up the heart and soul of this campaign. You were among the hundreds of thousands who made a donation, signed up to volunteer or spread the word about this campaign and our opportunity to help decide the election of our lifetime.

Let us continue to fearlessly champion the issues and causes that brought us together. Whether it is ending the epidemic of gun violence or dismantling structural racism or successfully confronting climate change, we will continue to organize and mobilize and act.

We will work to ensure that the Democratic nominee is successful in defeating Donald Trump in 2020. I can tell you firsthand from having the chance to know the candidates, we will be well served by any one of them, and I’m going to be proud to support whoever she or he is.

Thank you for making this campaign possible, and for continuing to believe that we can turn this moment of great peril into a moment of great promise for America and the world.

President Trump reacted to the news by tweeting:

Oh no, Beto just dropped out of race for President despite him saying he was “born for this.” I don’t think so!