At a rally this week in Florida (he sure does a LOT of them) Trump slammed presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg.
Speaking in Panama City, Trump knocked the top male Democrats who hope to challenge him in 2020. Trump first mocked the pronunciation of the gay Mayor of South Bend…
“We got some real beauties. We got a choice between Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie. I’ll take any of them, let’s just pick somebody please and let’s start this thing. Pick somebody! We have a young man, Butt-ig-ieg, boot-edge-edge, they say edge–edge. He’s got a great chance doesn’t he?
He’ll be great. He’ll be great. Representing us against President Xi of China.
I want to be in that room, I want to watch that one.”
Trump failed to explain what about Buttigieg, who speaks several languages and is a Naval Reserve veteran who served in Afghanistan, would be interesting to watch when dealing with world leaders.
But his supporters got the coded message. As Paul Rudnick points out in a tweet, sounds like gay-baiting, ie, the homo wouldn’t cut it, would he?
President Donald Trump goes after Pete Buttigieg for the first time. “He’s got a great chance, representing us against President Xi of China. That’ll be great. I wanna be in that room. I wanna watch that one.” pic.twitter.com/EcH3wwemRv— Evan Semones (@evansemones) May 9, 2019
Trump’s sneering attack on Mayor Pete’s ability to deal with foreign leaders sounds like gay-baiting; Pete has far more experience in governing than Trump, he’s served in the military and speaks several languages. Trump speaks only hate#petebuttigieg2020— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) May 9, 2019
(Photo, screen grab; via The Advocate)