In a new desperate attempt to raise money for his presidential campaign, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), promoted his diaper changing skills in a bizarre fundraising video on Twitter on Sunday.
Swalwell’s post, however, instantly backfired as he was mocked for his unusual attempt on social media to stay relevant in a crowded field of Democrat presidential hopefuls.
Much like many of the Democratic candidates taking to social media with their new approaches at reaching their base, such as Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, who streamed a dentist visit and got a hair cut, or Sen. Elizabeth Warren who live-streamed drinking a beer, Swalwell tried to jump on the “Hey look at me, I’m normal too, bandwagon”, only to seemingly fail at his doomed approach.
In his video on Twitter, Rep. Swalwell, who has struggled to gain a foothold in the 2020 field, is seen changing the diaper of a baby girl, apparently his daughter Kathryn.
The text displayed over the video says, ‘If Eric can clean s#*% up at home… he can clean it up in Washington,’ before asking for a $1 donation from supporters.
He wrote along with his video, “Will you donate $1 now to get me to the debate stage? I’m ready to clean s#*% up! Give $1 now”. (Video Below)
This is what 0% polling looks like. Rep. Swalwell’s official tweet:
Will you donate $1 now to get me to the debate stage? I'm ready to clean s#*% up!
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) June 2, 2019
Swalwell tried to defend himself after the responses came in and pivoted to attacking President Trump:
That’s my daughter. No one’s figured out how to change our son’s diapers. *Her side-eye is for people who USED to care about Russian aggression but now blindly follow a corrupt President. She heard in the 80s there was a Republican president who knew which country to side with. https://t.co/bt6t91TWlS
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) June 3, 2019
Twitterverse responded and here are a few of our favorites:
And I didn’t think he could embarrass himself any more than he already had. It’s a real mystery that he’s not polling better.
— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) June 2, 2019
A good indicator of where Swalwell’s campaign stands: He’s gone from threatening to nuke gun owners, to threatening to ban & take certain guns. to wiping poop off butts on camera. Can’t wait till the next stop, where Eric apologizes for acting like he ever had a chance.
— AWR Hawkins (@AWRHawkins) June 3, 2019
This is the dumbest campaign tweet of all time. Of all time.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) June 3, 2019
If Eric can poll at 0%, my dog can poll at 1%.
— @wittier (@wittier) June 2, 2019
Omg, lol. What is up with these democrats and their embarrassing rehearsed bid to look like the average American citizen. Puhleeze
— Cindyseestruth (@cs00582sc) June 3, 2019
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 3, 2019
It used to be $5.
I guess that price is too steep.
Eric, I’ll give you $1.50 to go fuck yourself.
— Trump’ssmirkinggrabembythepussyposse™ (@paulajarvis69) June 3, 2019
LOL, nice prop, to bad you support the mass killing of children in late term abortions
— Jimmy Lee (@Real_JimmyLee) June 3, 2019
It’s what 0% looks like.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) June 3, 2019
Ive also changed diapers…
And I didn’t threaten to nuke people who disagree with me.
Clearly that qualifies me to be President, according to @ericswalwell logic.
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) June 2, 2019
Nope….my bucks are going to fallen veterans and their families….
— Forest Grump… (@NamVet50) June 2, 2019
That would be a hard pass, thanks.
— Marby Lee (@marblee) June 3, 2019
The desperation is palpable.
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) June 3, 2019
Moms have been doing this for 1000s of years with zero recognition. Now you get to change one diaper and use it for personal recognition. All this ad is saying is that moms would be better at representing us in Washington. And that would be correct. Good job.
— bradfischer (@bradfischer) June 3, 2019
Cussing and baby videos? Um, no
— arkansas_chick (@arkansas_chick) June 2, 2019
You’re cheaper than a $5 Clinton Tour ticket!
— Pale Horse Rider *Toxicly Masculine* (@PaleHorseUSA) June 3, 2019
I never thought there could be a worse candidate than Jeb! yet here we are 😂
— Dan Greenup (@DanGreenup) June 2, 2019
— Kent Clontz (@KnucklesDad) June 2, 2019
— Keelan (@keelangobble) June 2, 2019