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This Q&A with Pete Buttigieg’s husband reveals more about the presidential candidate than any TV debate

Patrick Kelleher October 5, 2019
This Q&A with Pete Buttigieg's husband reveals more about the presidential candidate than any TV debate

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg (JOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty)

Why watch presidential debates to find out about Pete Buttigieg when you could just look at his husband’s Twitter account?

Pete and his husband Chasten got stuck on the tarmac at an airport while travelling on Wednesday night, so Chasten decided it would be the perfect time to do a Q&A online.

The Q&A came with just one rule: he wouldn’t be answering any questions about politics – just about their personal lives.

The answers ranged from the hilarious to the informative.

Pete and Chasten were asked a wide variety of questions.

One Twitter user wrote: “Fiancé and I are dressing up as you and Pete Buttigieg for Halloween a few days before we get married. Where does Pete get most of those blue ties?”

Chasten replied: “You mean where do I buy his ties? Try the clearance bin at Macy’s.”

Another Twitter user asked if he and his husband are “pro-elephant”.

“Of course!” Chasten replied. “Visiting an elephant sanctuary was life changing.”

Somebody else asked what Chasten and Pete’s “go to” date night is.

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten. (Getty)

“Gym, walk the dogs, dinner, movie. I like being out and about, but nights alone are so rare that the silence and time home alone is v special,” Chasten wrote.

You mean where do I buy his ties? Try the clearance bin at Macy’s.

“Also, I’m finally, after four years, getting Peter to go bowling.”

The potential first man was also asked what it was like to meet Cher, to which he simply responded: “Words fail.”

Elsewhere, he was asked a question that really only has one answer.

“Billy Porter deserves an Oscar simply for existing. Yes or no?”

“Of course!” Chasten responded. “But do we deserve [Billy Porter]?”

Another Twitter user asked a question that seemed to miss the mark.

“Nickelback or Creed?” they asked. Chasten simply responded: “No.”

Pete Buttigieg recently opened up about his experience of coming out.

Pete Buttigieg is just one of many Democrats seeking the nomination for the 2020 presidential race.

The gay candidate recently told his coming out story at the end of the third US Democratic debate on September 12.

“As a military officer serving under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’, and as an elected official in the state of Indiana when Mike Pence was governor, at a certain point, when it came to professional setbacks, I had to wonder whether just acknowledging who I was was going to be the ultimate career ending professional setback.

“I came back from the deployment and realised you only get to live one life. I was not interested in not knowing what it was like to be in love any longer. So I just came out.”

More: 2020 democratic nomination, Chasten Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Twitter

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