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Mayor Pete Buttigieg: Being Gay is ‘Not The Only Thing That Defines Me’ — WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg told the Des Moines Register that being gay is just one part of who he is, but it gives him a unique ability to relate to others with a different experience. Said Buttigieg: “I am proud of who I am. I’m certainly very proud of my marriage and my husband. We don’t shy away from that. It’s also not the only thing that defines me. I’m here to be a president for everyone. Talking about my experience is an important part of that. But it’s especially important...
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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg Says ‘It’s Almost Certain’ We’ve Already Had Presidents Who Were Gay

Pete Buttigieg says America has “probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones.” The Democratic presidential candidate from Indiana who maintains a strong top-tier lead in the polls sat down with Axios on HBO and was confronted with this question: “Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they’ll say you’re too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are...
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Pete Buttigieg: ‘We’ve Probably Had Excellent Presidents Who Were Gay’ — WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared on Axios on HBO on Sunday night, fielding an array of questions from immigration, to Iran, to transgender troops, and his thoughts on the viability of a young, liberal, gay candidate. Buttigieg said he’d immediately reverse Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops, ripping the president for picking on a vulnerable group of people and for dodging service himself. The clip was not immediately available so we’ve transcribed it. Said Buttigieg: “The military would be fine , because the military knows how to do their job. This...
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Mayor Pete: ‘Statistically, It’s Almost Certain’ There’s Already Been A Gay US President

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); In an interview with Axios HBO, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that “statistically” it makes sense that “we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones.” The comment came when Buttigieg was asked to respond to his critics who say he is “too young” or “too gay” to be commander-in-chief. “Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim,” said Axios’ Mike Allen. “If you were to win the nomination, they’ll say you’re...
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NBC News Host Asks Mayor Pete If African-Americans Are Too Homophobic To Vote For Him

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on Sunday repeatedly pressed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on whether being openly gay is an obstacle for gaining support among African-American voters. “I want to read you a quote from the Reverend Rodric Reid that the Indianapolis Star interviewed. He’s a pastor at the Uplift Church in Indianapolis,” Todd told Buttigieg. “Here’s what he said. ‘I guarantee it’s going to be an obstacle.’ This is about the fact that you’re married to another man,” Todd inquired. “‘I guarantee...
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Pete Buttigieg Marks First Wedding Anniversary, Talks Starting a Family in the White House: ‘I Don’t See Why Not’ — WATCH

Pete Buttigieg, who celebrates his first wedding anniversary to Chasten today, told Jake Tapper “I don’t see why not” after the CNN anchor asked him if he would plan to start a family in the White House. "I don't see why not. I think it wouldn't be the first time children have arrived to a first couple."Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg tells @JakeTapper he and his husband, Chasten, may be open to having kids in the White House, if he is elected. #CNNSOTU— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) June...
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