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Ken Bone, the man wearing a red sweater who went viral after asking a question in 2016 during a Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential debate, announced his latest endorsement in the 2020 presidential race.
“I voted Clinton in 16 and this morning I sealed my mail-in ballot after voting for Jo Jorgensen,” Bone tweeted Wednesday morning. “I don’t agree with either one 100%, but I felt they were the best options available to me at the time.”
Jorgensen is the Libertarian Party nominee, with a Ph.D. in psychology and a background in business and technology. Some of his major campaign issues are the $26 trillion national debt, the end of foreign wars, and the incarceration rate in the United States.
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She recently told the “Fox News Rundown” podcast that her ideal America would be like “a giant Switzerland” with free markets and a strong military that isn’t used as “the policeman of the world.”
“The number one thing she has going for her is her foreign policy in my opinion,” Bone wrote in a separate tweet. He also criticized the notion of “global policing”.
Bone, who said he lives in Illinois, which Clinton won in 2016, pushed back against critics who said a third-party vote would be a waste.
“Keep voter shaming, it’s great for democracy,” he told a Twitter user, pledging to sign the deed to his home if his home state “become red “.
The endorsement comes a week after Bone told local media he was unhappy with the debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“In the last election cycle, they called me an ‘undecided voter,'” Bone told Fox 2 Now last Tuesday. “The correct term is ‘uncommitted voter’ and there are millions of us because they don’t really like either of these candidates.
In February, he said he was part of the “#YangGang” in support of Andrew Yang, a liberal tech entrepreneur who later dropped out of the race after failing to gain traction. His flagship policy proposal was Universal Basic Income – a plan that would give every American adult a monthly payment of $1,000 that would be paid for by new taxes on Amazon, Google and robotics. During the election campaign, Yang often said he had the support of libertarians, despite his progressive proposals.
Bone, dressed in his red cardigan, first went viral as an undecided voter in 2016 when he asked then-candidates Trump and Clinton a question about energy during a debate in town hall style.
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“What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job losses for power plant workers? ” He asked.
But his wholesome image was somewhat tarnished after Reddit users found a number of controversial old posts from his account.