Kenneth Bone quickly became America’s sweetheart on Sunday at the second presidential debate, when he asked candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton:
“What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?”
When he arrived at the debate, he only had seven Twitter followers, he told ABC News. Now, he has over 89,000. (And don’t be fooled by the numerous Ken Bone Twitter accounts that have popped up since Sunday’s debate; the real Ken tweets from @KenBone18.)
Bone appeared Monday on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, where Kimmel asked the 34-year-old St. Louis husband and father if he knew that his fans were calling themselves “Boneheads.”
“That’s fantastic,” Bone said. “I’ve been calling my family that for years.”[youtube=]
Before his Jimmy Kimmel Show appearance, Bone also talked to CNN about his fame and his even more famous red sweater. He originally planned on wearing an olive suit, he said, until he split the seat of his pants. His wife helped him change quickly to his Plan B outfit: IZOD red sweater and khakis.
The sweater sold out completely on Amazon, but that hasn’t stopped IZOD from indirectly using Bone’s fame to push their product.
There’s no debate. The “Town Hall” look is the one to rock. https://t.co/Bt0XCraZUo pic.twitter.com/eFkERbu6sh
— IZOD (@IZOD) October 10, 2016
This year’s hottest Halloween costume:
Tens of thousands of bros just threw out their Harambe halloween costumes and started making Ken Bone outfits.
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) October 10, 2016
Bone told CNN he was leaning toward Trump before the debate, but was impressed by Clinton‘s composure.]]