Pete Buttigieg says he feels “sorry” for Donald Trump
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has said he feels “sorry” for US president Donald Trump after it appeared that a trajectory map for Hurricane Dorian was altered to include the state of Alabama.
Eyebrows were raised on Thursday, September 5, after footage was broadcast of Trump holding up a map forecasting the path of the hurricane, which included an official trajectory from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
However, the map also appeared to include the addition of a drawn-in black circle covering a large section of the southern state – leaving some to speculate as to whether Trump or his team added this mark in.
Did Trump’s team alter official trajectory for Hurricane Dorian?
Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas, where the official death toll of 30 is expected to rise steeply, possibly into the hundreds.
Buttigieg, who is running for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election, expressed his concern over the incident in an interview with CNN.
“I feel sorry for the President,” Pete Buttigieg says on President Trump appearing to show an altered Hurricane Dorian trajectory map. “It makes you feel a kind of pity for everybody involved” https://t.co/jB9dijv8yU pic.twitter.com/ENma54ygE9
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 5, 2019
“I feel sorry for the president and that is not the way we should feel about the most powerful figure in this country,” said the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend in Indiana.
This is an unbelievably sad state of affairs for our country.
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“Somebody on whose wisdom and judgement our lives literally depend.
“I don’t know if he felt it necessary to pull out a Sharpie and change the map.
“I don’t know if one of his aides believed they had to do that in order to protect his ego.
“No matter how you cut it, this is an unbelievably sad state of affairs for our country.”
Pete Buttigieg feels “sorry” for Trump.
Buttigieg has seen a surge of support in his bid to become president of America in the 2020 election.
One August poll even concluded that the Democrat would beat Trump in the presidential election if it was held at the time of the survey being conducted.