Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave a easy three-word response to how he would cope with President Trump’s insults, assaults and tweets throughout the 2020 presidential election: “I don’t care.”
The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., who would develop into the youngest U.S. president if he wins the 2020 race, instructed Chris Wallace throughout Sunday evening’s Fox Information City Corridor that Trump’s insults are a “present” that is distracting from the bigger image.
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“It’s a really efficient method to command the eye of the media,” Buttigieg stated. “I believe we have to guarantee that we’re altering the channel from this present that he’s created.”
Buttigieg known as Trump tweets and insults “mesmerizing,” saying it’s onerous for anybody to look away, even for him.
“It’s the nature of grotesque issues which you can’t look away,” Buttigieg stated.
Trump is understood for developing with inventive insults for his opponents, Buttigieg included. The president lately mocked the presidential candidate as wanting much like the longtime mascot for Mad Journal.
“Alfred E. Neuman can’t develop into president of the USA,” the president stated, referring to the decades-old Mad character in an interview with Politico.
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Buttigieg has been mayor of South Bend since 2012. Whereas he’s been criticized for his lack of govt expertise in working for president, Buttigieg nonetheless has extra expertise than Trump had when he received.
The mayor has additionally been criticized for his youthfulness, which can have been a part of the president’s dig in reference to the adolescent-looking Neuman. Buttigieg is simply two years older than the 35-year-old age requirement to run for president.
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The 37-year-old instructed Wallace that the easiest way to fight Trump and his tweets is to deal with the lives of voters.
“If we make it much less about him and extra about you, paradoxically I believe that’s the easiest way to defeat him,” Buttigieg stated.
Fox Information’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.