You know Sunday’s Presidential Debate must have gone poorly when an audience member becomes the star of the show. Here are five things to know about online sensation Kenneth Bone.
- Kenneth is an undecided voter, who asked the candidates about their views on Energy Policy. He told The New York Times that he was leaning towards Trump, but was very impressed with Clinton’s composure during the debate.
- Ken works as a coal mine operator in Illinois, working 12-hour shifts in the plant’s control room. In short, he is a regular, working-class American that both parties are trying to win over this election.
- His now-famous red knitted sweater was actually his Plan-B outfit. Ken was going to wear an olive suit, but split the pants before the debate. No man has become this famous for a red cardigan since Mr. Rogers.
- Many people are going as Kenneth for Halloween. There are reports that red knit sweaters have sold out on Amazon, all because of Ken Bone. But if you are dressing as him, don’t forget his signature disposable camera, which he used to snap a few pictures at the end of the debate.
- Before the debate, Ken Bone had a total of seven followers on Twitter–two of which were his grandmother. Since Sunday, he now has over 109,000 followers. He told CNN he doesn’t know why he’s getting all this attention, but is happy people are “engaged in the political process.”