MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 8: Former US Rep. Beto O'Rourke spoke at town hall meeting at Edison High School Wednesday May 8, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN during a presidential campaign stop. (Photo by Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said he regrets launching his presidential campaign with a profile in Vanity Fair magazine.
O’Rourke said, “I have a lot to learn, and I still am.”
In the past few weeks, O’Rourke’s campaign has dropped in the polls, leading to a television blitz this week.
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday he regrets appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine on the eve of his presidential campaign announcement, suggesting it could have created a cloud of elitism around his campaign.

During an appearance on the ABC’s “The View,” O’Rourke walked through criticism of the magazine profile, saying, “I have a lot to learn, and I still am.”

Read more: Beto O’Rourke is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

O’Rourke brought up a quote of his in the profile in which he said, “I’m just born to be in it,” which some criticized as being overly arrogant.

“I think it reinforces that perception of privilege,” he said. “And that headline that said I was born to be in this. In the article I was attempting to say …read more

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