WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump mentioned Thursday he would don’t have any qualms voting for a homosexual presidential candidate – though he is unlikely to assist the homosexual Democrat operating to take his job this yr, Pete Buttigieg.
“It doesn’t appear to be hurting Pete Buttigieg,” Trump instructed Fox Information persona Geraldo Rivera throughout a radio interview in response to a query about whether or not U.S. voters would assist a homosexual candidate for president.
“I believe there could be some that wouldn’t – and I wouldn’t be amongst that group to be sincere with you,” Trump mentioned.
Trump touched on a variety of matters throughout the roughly 45-minute interview, together with the 2020 election. He slammed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s going through criticism for embracing a “stop-and-frisk” insurance policies that disproportionately affected the town’s black residents.
Trump has usually defended legislation enforcement insurance policies criticized by others as overly aggressive.
The president’s remarks on Buttigieg got here days after conservative radio host Limbaugh instructed his viewers that the nation is “nonetheless not able to elect a homosexual man kissing his husband on the controversy stage president.” Trump has not beforehand mentioned Buttigieg’s sexual orientation, although he has usually joked about his difficult-to-pronounce identify.
Buttigieg, the previous mayor of South Bend, Indiana, positioned first within the Iowa caucuses and got here in second within the New Hampshire main on Tuesday.
A viral video Iowa that posted shortly after Iowa confirmed a lady who had turned in her caucus card for Buttigieg contending that she had no thought he’s homosexual and asking for her card to be returned.
“What I would like her to know is that I’m operating to be her president too,” Buttigieg mentioned final week on ABC’s The View.