Politics

Presidential Candidate Slams Pence for Being the “Cheerleader of the Porn Star Presidency” (VIDEO)

Published on March 11, 2019 by Athena Pallas

Presidential candidate and fellow Hoosier Pete Buttigieg suggested that Mike Pence is a hypocrite, “the cheerleader for the porn star presidency”, who has made Indiana “look like a backwards place in just the moment we’re trying to advance”, according to The Hill. Buttigieg, currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and the first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, numbers among the many Democrats in the running for the presidency, and would, it appears, very much like to separate himself from Pence, who is widely perceived as anti-LGBTQ and profoundly opposed to anyone who steps outside of their marriage, for what he claims are religious regions, yet he has allied himself with the serially unfaithful, lying Trump.

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Buttigieg made the comments at a CNN town hall in Texas last night. His comments about Pence were in response to CNN’s Jake Tapper asking him if Pence would make a better president than Trump. Buttigieg didn’t think much of those options, saying, “Does it have to be between those two?”, according to The Hill, before saying that although he and Pence have always had very different ideas of what scripture means, Buttigieg used to think that Pence at least was not corrupt, but has apparently amended that thought since Pence became Trump’s biggest cheerleader, fawning over Trump in sycophantic excesses, leading Buttigieg to ask, “How could he allow himself to become the cheerleader of the porn star presidency? Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump? I don’t know.” According to The Hill:

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., on Sunday slammed Vice President Pence for his support of President Trump, calling him the “cheerleader of the porn star presidency.” …He went on to say that he’s always disagreed “ferociously” with Pence, a fellow Indianan, on key issues. But he added that he thought of Pence as someone who believed in “our institutions” and wasn’t “personally corrupt.” “But then how could he get on board with this presidency?” Buttigieg asked, before noting that Pence’s “interpretation of scripture is pretty different than mine to begin with.”…The mayor said in February that Pence “embarrassed” Indiana during his stint as governor from 2013-2017. “His worldview is one that is way out of step with the American mainstream,” Buttigieg said on CNN at the time. “And we saw that in Indiana when he really embarrassed our state with policies that both Democrats and Republicans, in not just the political world but the business community, stepped up and said, ‘Hey, you’re making us look like a backwards place in just the moment we’re trying to advance.’ And unfortunately he now has a national stage for some of those fanatical social ideas.”

Here is an excerpt from CNN of Buttigieg’s comments, quoting him by writing, “Mayor Pete Buttigieg on : ‘How could he allow himself to become the cheerleader of the porn star presidency? Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump?’ ”

Buttigieg, who is just 37 years old, also pointed out that he has far more experience governing than candidate Donald Trump did, for example, so that it is his experience, rather than his age, that matters. Buttigieg has hardly been viewed as a frontrunner among the Democratic candidates so far, but many view his performance at the town hall last night to have raised his profile considerably, with former Obama advisor David Axelrod tweeting last night, “I have rarely seen a candidate make better use of televised Town Hall than is on tonight. Crisp, thoughtful and relatable. He’ll be a little less of a long shot tomorrow.”

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