The second presidential debate shot coal-plant operator Ken Bone to fame over night.
When the Washington Post interviewed him after the debate, Bone said, “”My mustache and my sweater are probably my claims to fame. If you want to be me for Halloween, you’d better get in soon because this bad boy is sold out on Amazon.”
During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, he said his wife “Heather is maybe a little tired of dealing with me in general after 12 years.”
When Jimmy Kimmel asked him whether he received any endorsement deals after the debate, he said, “Do they still make mustache wax? I would have my own line
Bone also told Kimmel that his wife picked out his now famous red sweater.
“I would love to say that I saw born this way,” Ken joked. “My wife dresses me, like all great Americans.”
On MSNBC, the internet sensation said he feels bad for the America’s sweetheart he replaced.
“I feel bad for american’s last sweetheart, whoever that may be, it’s a hard day when you are replaced by me.”
MSNBC asked him what his actual Twitter handle is given all the parody accounts. He revealed it was @KenBone18.
“There are other better ones, but they aren’t me,” he said.
When Jimmy Kimmel asked him if he knew how adorable he was, Bone responded, “That’s a definite yes.”
“I’m gonna hang on to all my Twitter followers and just encourage them to vote up until November, and then after the election cycle it will probably go back to stupidness, and to me taking pictures of my cats and my kids, and if you wanna unfollow me then them I’m afraid that’s what you’re gonna have to do,” he said about his new claim to fame.
He admitted that his red sweater was due to an emergency wardrobe change because he got more fat.
“I thought, ‘Wow, grandpa would be so proud if I wore this suit,’” Bone said. “But apparently I have gotten somewhat more fat since then, and when I got into my car, I split the seat out of my pants and destroyed my olive suit and I had to do an emergency wardrobe change.”
When Jimmy Kimmel told him his fans refer to themselves as “boneheads,” he responded, “I’ve been calling my family that for years!”
Although he is a media sensation now, Bone had to return to work and pick up the night shift “and suffer the indignation of all my coworkers.”
One day after the election, Bone tweeted, “Thanks for a wild day everyone! Catch me on Fox and Friends in the morning if you’re not (justifiably) sick of me by then.”