South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, known to his followers as “Mayor Pete,” thinks that if he was elected president in 2020 — which is about as likely as John Wayne suddenly coming back to life and immediately beginning work on “The Searchers 2” — then he probably wouldn’t be America’s first gay president.
“I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones,” Buttgieg said to Mike Allen on HBO’s “Axios” in a clip shared on Sunday.
“You believe that we’ve had a gay commander-in-chief?” Allen then asked of the mayor.
“I mean, statistically, it’s almost certain,” Buttigieg said.
Allen then asked if Buttgieg had any theories about which specific presidents were hidden homosexuals.
“My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. But one can only assume that’s the case,” the mayor replied.
Buttigieg actually made comments similar to these before.
Source: Fox News
BuzzFeed News’ Director of Communications Matt Mittenthal took to Twitter to say the mayor had given a similar comment to Buzzfeed.
“My gaydar is not great to begin with and definitely doesn’t work over long stretches of time,” Buttigieg said in that interview when talking about which specific presidents he thinks were gay.
Mayor @PeteButtigieg when asked about James Buchanan being the first gay president: "My gaydar is not great to begin with and definitely doesn't work over long stretches of time." pic.twitter.com/xx7pJRCjXT
— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) March 27, 2019
Democrats trying to get their party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 have truly gotten desperate. Buttigieg’s latest pitch for himself is to say, “well, previous presidents were probably in-the-closet homosexuals and I’m openly gay so, you know, vote for me.”
Perhaps, mayor, the problem you need to solve with Americans has nothing to do with your sexuality. Maybe it has more to do with your lame ideas and your uninspiring words. So instead of saying other presidents just had to have secret lives as homosexuals, maybe take a good look at the American people and what they want in a president.
In his interview with “Axios,” Buttigieg touched on a number of other topics, including whether he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv — a decision that would likely earn him empty applause from the left who disapprove of anything Trump does.
“I think what’s done is done,” the mayor said. “We need a big picture strategy on the Middle East, I don’t know that we’d gain much by moving it to Tel Aviv.”
Buttgieg made sure, however, to make it clear that he is not agreeing with a Trump decision.
“Here’s the problem with what he did,” Buttigieg said. “If you’re going to make a concession like that … you don’t do that without getting some kind of concession.”
He continued, “Instead, we’ve seen the Israeli government continue to act in ways that are detrimental to peace, and therefore I believe detrimental to U.S. interests,” he added.
He also criticized Trump’s recognition of Golan Heights.
“We were doing something that could’ve been part of a negotiated package and instead we just gave it away,” Buttigieg said. “Worse, we gave it away probably for the specific purpose of having an impact in Israeli domestic politics which should be the last reason that we would be conducting U.S. policy, it should be designed around American values, American interests and American international relationships.”