Pete Buttigieg pays tribute to his ‘husband Brad Pitt, one of the strongest people I know’
Pete Buttigieg joked about his “husband” Brad Pitt with Ellen DeGeneres while his other husband, Chasten Buttigieg, looked on.
The Democrat swung by The Ellen Show on Friday, February 21 to talk about his presidential campaign and to fire a few jibes at two of his most vocal critics.
DeGeneres asked him if he’d like to respond to Rush Limbaugh, who earlier this month asked whether America was ready for “a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump”.
Buttigieg told the comic: “I guess he just has a different idea of what makes a man than I do.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 21, 2020
“I’m not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald Trump, frankly.”
He reminded DeGeneres that when he was being deployed to Afghanistan in 2014, “Donald Trump was working on Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice”.
He continued: “I’m just done with that kind of… And since when is strength about the chest-pounding and the loud-mouthed guy at the end of the bar?
“The strongest people I know are not the loudest people, they’re the ones who have the deepest sense of who they are and what they value and what they care about.
And one of those people, by the way, one of the strongest people I know is my husband, Brad Pitt.
Buttigieg’s actual husband, Chasten Buttigieg, laughed as the camera panned to him.
He explained on Twitter that Pitt being the Democrat’s husband is a long-running joke the two of them share.
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chas10Buttigieg) February 21, 2020
Earlier this week Buttigieg was accused of “contradicting God’s word” by his husband’s older brother, evangelical pastor Rhyan Glezman.
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Glezman spoke out after Buttigieg questioned how Christians could support Donald Trump.
“Well, I’m not going to tell other Christians how to be Christians, the Democrat said during a CNN town hall event on Tuesday, February 18.
“But I will say I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything that I find in Scripture.”
Glezman said that it was the “the height of intellectual dishonesty for Pete to make claims that there’s no compatibility with being a Christian and voting for Trump”.
“Just everything that Pete is pushing is, it’s anti-God. I’m just gonna be honest with you,” he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight.
“He’s the one that is openly contradicting God’s word over and over.”