Pete Buttigieg compares Bernie Sanders supporters to Trump fans

by Naomi Lim
April 22, 2019

Mayor Pete Buttigieg took a dig at fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, drawing parallels between them and fans of President Trump during a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

“I think the sense of anger and disaffection that comes from seeing that the numbers are fine, like unemployment’s low, like all that, like you said GDP is growing and yet a lot of neighborhoods and families are living like this recovery never even happened. They’re stuck,” Buttigieg told high school Democrats in Nashua, N.H., on Friday. “It just kind of turns you against the system in general and then you’re more likely to want to vote to blow up the system, which could lead you to somebody like Bernie and it could lead you to somebody like Trump. That’s how we got where we are.”

Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., showered Sanders with praise in 2000 with a piece that won the then-18-year-old the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library’s Profile in Courage Essay Contest award. But now he said it was “strange” to be contesting the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination against the Vermont senator, who is 77 years old.

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.