On Tuesday, the quick video news site NowThis shared a four-minute clip of the U.S. Senate candidate speaking about NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. When asked if kneeling was disrespectful, O'Rourke said, "I can think of nothing more American."
Like many NowThis videos, the post went viral and has more than 13 million views.
‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful pic.twitter.com/bEqOAYpxEL— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018
And it turns out it came across DeGeneres' Twitter feed. She retweeted the video and tagged O'Rourke.
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