Pete Buttigieg’s husband Chasten wants Beyoncé to play inauguration
Chasten Buttigieg, husband of presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, has suggested Beyoncé to play his inauguration.
The prospective First Husband spoke out after Pete Buttigieg joked that rock band Phish could be in line for a spot at the event, should he win the Democratic nomination and 2020 presidential election.
Beyoncé and Phish are Buttigieg family favourites
Asked by TMZ who should perform, Pete Buttigieg said: “That’s a fun one to think about… boy, if you could get Phish to do an inauguration, that would be something. It’s worth a shot, maybe we should ask ’em!”
Responding to the TMZ story on Twitter, Chasten Buttigieg quipped: “You spelled Beyoncé wrong.”
Beyoncé definitely knows how to get the job done, having sung the “Star Spangled Banner” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2012.
Although the Buttigieg campaign has earned a lot of celebrity support so far, he is yet to earn the endorsement from Beyoncé.
The “Formation” singer, who campaigned for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is yet to back a side in the crowded Democratic contest.
Chasten Buttigieg has played crucial role in husband’s campaign
Rather than shy away from the spotlight, the Buttigieg family have made their relationship clear throughout the campaign.
The couple shared an emotional moment on-stage together on April 14 at the official launch of the Pete for America campaign, and school teacher Chasten has also hit the campaign trail.
Speaking to NowThis about the campaign launch, Chasten Buttigieg explained: “Just walking out into that room and being received so warmly, there are no words for it. It’s overwhelming.
“Something about watching him on that monitor and hearing him say ‘I’m running for President of the United States’ and hearing the way that the crowd was responding to him, I was just overcome with emotion.”
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He added of the response: “I’m really overwhelmed by the amount of mail I’m getting, and the messages I’m getting from people across the country, from teenagers who are living in small, rural communities in traditionally-red states, who are saying, ‘Thank you so much for stepping up and for being who you are. I really admire you and your husband for being brave.’
“We met a mother a couple weeks ago who has two gay children, and who never imagined that we would be here, with an openly gay man running for president.
“I’m really happy to carry the torch and bravely and proudly carry the banner for our community and for everyone.
“This campaign is love and you are loved and you matter. And we’re going to go out there and make you proud.”