Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is being ruthlessly mocked on Twitter for “pandering to blacks by breaking the law and drinking in public.”
The candidate, who appeared out of no where and became the media’s golden child, was spotted drinking what appeared to be whiskey out of a brown paper bag. The scene is from a Showtime show called Desus & Mero.
In the clip, Buttigieg and the show’s hosts acknowledge they are breaking the law, but joke that Buttigieg could pardon them if he wins the election.
Nothing to see here. Just @PeteButtigieg pandering to blacks by breaking the law and drinking in public. “Maybe if I do something illegal, blacks will think I’m one of them!” pic.twitter.com/qO9MHFq5Z1
— Jon Miller (@MillerStream) June 9, 2019
Blaze TV’s White House correspondent tweeted “Nothing to see here. Just @PeteButtigieg pandering to blacks by breaking the law and drinking in public. ‘Maybe if I do something illegal, blacks will think I’m one of them!'”
Pete Buttigieg has entered the race for cringiest candidate 2020 by pandering to low income voters by day drinking a 40 out of a paper bag…
things are getting interesting!
— Jairo Vera (@RealJairoVera) June 10, 2019
Poor Buttigieg, drinking from the bottle with as much grace as he ate fried chicken with Rev Sharpton a few weeks back. ‘Gentlemen, is the idea here that I just grasp the bottle and tip the alcohol directly into my mouth?? Am I getting this right?’ https://t.co/HTZKRRm2qS
— Matthew McGuire (@ismatthewmcg) June 10, 2019
Buttigieg is the second candidate to cause Twitter users to cringe with their staged drinking in the past week.
While pandering to the LGBTQ community, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sipped a shot of what appeared to be tequila while pretending not to notice the camera. She then raised her hand in the air and said “gay rights” in the most awkward way possible.