He just made a big mistake.
According to The Daily Wire, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Jake Tapper and doubled down on his claim that Trump supporters are “at best, looking the other way on racism.”
Tapper asked, “One of your closing arguments in Iowa is that you can win over Republican voters. I know a number of your precinct captains are former Trump voters … but Republicans have been seizing, including in a new Trump ad, on a statement you made, saying, ‘Anyone who supported this President is, at best, looking the other way on racism.’ You’ve also said that on my show. That’s almost 63 million Americans who you’re painting with a pretty broad brush. Do you regret saying that at all?”
Buttigieg responded by saying, “No, I’m very concerned about the racial division that this president has fostered, and I’m meeting a lot of voters who are no longer willing to look the other way on that, looking for a new political home, and I think it’s one of the reasons that we have seen so many people – in addition to the die-hard Democrats who are coming to our events – we’re seeing independents and a remarkable number of people who tell me that they are those future former Republicans that I like to talk about in our campaign.”
He continued, “And it’s not that I am pretending to be more conservative than I am, but that if we don’t agree on everything, we can at least agree on turning the page and moving past what this president has done to the country.” You can read the full article here.