Pete Buttigieg obliterates Trump in just 12 words after being accused of ‘pretending’ to be a Christian
Two-time adulterer and current US president Donald Trump, whose term of office has been one of a torrent of lies, has torn into presidential Democratic contender Pete Buttigieg for “trying to pretend” he’s a Christian.
But Buttigieg skewered the president in just 12 words.
Trump claims Buttigieg ‘became religious two weeks ago’ despite him going to Catholic school.
At the King Jesus International Ministry in Miami, the president, who is a Presbyterian, accused several Democratic lawmakers, including the South Bend, Indiana mayor, of trying to remove religion from the office.
“The extreme left is trying to replace religion with government and replace God with socialism,” Trump told his supporters.
“And I see Alfred E Neuman comes out and he’s trying to pretend he’s very religious. Alfred E. Neuman you know who that is, right?”
The wide-grinning mascot of Mad magazine was popular across the 1980s, and was an insult that incited cheers from the Christian crowd to a president who once claimed Heaven “sent” him to lead while an administration official described him as the “chosen one”.
“Buttigieg, you go ‘boot’ and then ‘edge, edge,’ because nobody can pronounce his name so they call him ‘Mayor Pete’,” Trump continued.
“Now Mayor Pete I hope he does great. Boot-edge-edge.
“Now all of a sudden he’s become extremely religious, this happened about two weeks ago.”
In response, Buttigieg took to Twitter to tersely say: “God does not belong to a political party.”
God does not belong to a political party.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 4, 2020
Pete Buttigieg: ‘I’m pretty sure I’ve been a believer longer than he’s been a Republican.’
But Buttigieg, who has soared to become a household names in the primaries, saved his sharpest barb against the president’s insinuation that gay men cannot be religious at a town hall in Hampshire.
“I’m not sure why the president’s taken an interest in my faith journey, but certainly I would be happy to discuss it with him,” Buttigieg told reporters.
Pete responds to Trumps attack on his faith…just now on MSNBC.
"Pretty sure I've been a believer longer than he's been a Republican."
Pete shoots, he scores. pic.twitter.com/fscS4n0RUi
— David Hynek (@DavidHynek99) January 4, 2020
“I just don’t know where that’s coming from, you know.
“Certainly, it has been a complex journey for me, as it is for a lot of people, but I’m pretty sure I’ve been a believer longer than he’s been a Republican.”
Fetch Trump some aloe vera, because he just got burned.
Trump and Buttigieg are neck-and-neck in Florida.
Buttigieg’s faith – being an Episcopalian – has been the cornerstone of his campaign trail since the early days.
Often arguing that ‘Christian’ and ‘Republican’ are not synonymous terms and that a right-wing take on the Bible is not the only interpretation available.
In courting the Conservative Christian voting bloc, Buttigieg has emphasised that his marriage to a man has served to strengthen his closeness to his faith as well as smoothly quoting the Bible during debates.
Moreover, this is not the first time the two lawmakers have traded broadsides. With both being neck-and-neck with one another in the crucial battleground state of Florida, their rivalry has only heightened in recent months.
Though, things took a weird turn last year when Trump stated he “dreams” about Buttigieg.