Democratic Debate: Beto O'Rourke Spoke Spanish, and Twitter Loved Cory Booker's Reaction

The Democratic Presidential Debates kicked off with a priceless viral moment featuring former Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ.

As part of his first response during the night one of the debate, the for Texas representative answered a question from Savannah Guthrie about changes to the economy.

His response got a special kick when the presidential hopeful answered both in English and Spanish.

The moment left some of the other participants in shock, as evidenced when the cameras captured Cory Booker staring blankly at his opponent, seemingly shocked at O'Rourke's Spanish skills.

Viewers took notice of the moment and were quick to comment on the hilarious moment, finding humor in the political debate.

Booker later showed off his own Spanish skills when answering another question from the panel, with other user joking he was simply shocked O'Rourke thought to do it first.

The hilarious moments came on night one of the two-night Democratic Presidential candidate debates held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. Another 10 candidates will meet Thursday as they look to hope to make themselves stand out in the crowded race to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

Candidates who debated on Wednesday included: Booker, Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. John Delaney Delaney, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; O'Rourke, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

0comments

The candidates set to take the stage Thursday include former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; South Bend, Indiana; Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Sanders, Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.; Author Marianne Williamson and Entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

The debates are airing Wednesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Viewers can also stream the debates on the CNBC site.