Buttigieg Responds to President Trump Saying That He Supports His Marriage
President Donald Trump had some kind words for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his marriage — and it seems like the South Bend, Indiana mayor didn’t really know what to make of it.
When you’re running in a party that cares more about how “oppressed” you are than what policies you are championing, a message of support from the president probably isn’t very helpful.
Last week, President Trump said that it was “great” seeing Buttigieg campaigning with his husband.
“I think it’s absolutely fine. I do,” Trump said in an appearance on Fox News’s The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton. “I think it’s great. I think that’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with it whatsoever. I think it’s good.”
Buttigieg snarkily responded to the kind words on NPR Politics Podcast and Iowa Public Radio on Sunday, saying that “that’s nice,” but “the expectations are so low that he made” headlines “by saying something that wasn’t viciously insulting.”
“What somebody says in an interview is one thing. How they govern is another,” Buttigieg said. “So much attention is given to whatever remarkably outrageous and vicious and insulting thing that the president said.”
Buttigieg has become a darling of the media and serious 2020 contender, despite the fact that he has no policy platforms on his website.
For the record… Donald Trump is on record defending the gays before it was fashionable on the left and before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton evolved to support gay marriage.