CNN’s Brianna Keilar hinted Monday that the Republican presidential field was like a crowded whirlpool and colleague Jake Tapper wasn’t there.
Keilar’s description came as the two debated the growing number of Republicans looking to take on current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
“Come in, the water’s good,” Tapper joked of the growing list. He asked Keilar if he sensed “burgumenism,” a nod to North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s (right) report. upcoming campaign start.
“I feel a lot of ‘mentum,'” Keilar replied in a video posted online Mediait. “There might be some pencementum. There might be some burgumdom.”
“Speaking of this crowded field, it kind of reminds me of a crowded hot tub,” she said.
“Nice. Is that how you feel about it?” Tapper asked.
“A little,” Keilar replied. “At a certain point, aren’t there just too many people in the hot tub?”
“That’s a good question. “There’s certainly cause for concern among people who don’t want Donald Trump to be nominated,” Tapper said. “They would prefer it if there weren’t so many candidates. They worry about what happened last time.”
After discussing how anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. challenged President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination, Tapper returned to Keilar’s description.
“I can’t get the image of the hot tub out of my head and I don’t thank you for it,” he said.
“Yes, that was intentional,” replied Keilar.