By Fox News. 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg thinks it’s nice that President Trump is cool with his marriage to another man, but what really interests him is how the Trump administration handles LGBT policies.
“That’s nice,” Buttigieg said during an interview on NPR. “I’m more interested in policies that affect LGBTQ people” . . .
Trump said last week that he thought it was “great” seeing Buttigieg campaign alongside his husband Chasten, and added that he had “no problem with it whatsoever.”
“I think it’s absolutely fine. I do,” Trump said during an interview of Fox News’ “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton” that is set to be aired Sunday. “I think it’s great. I think that’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with it whatsoever. I think it’s good.” (Read more from “Trump Says It’s “Great” Mayor Pete’s “Husband” Is Campaigning with Him; Buttigieg Attacks Trump, Confesses He Joined Military for Politics” HERE)
Buttigieg Confesses His Military Service Was for Political Purposes
By CNN. . . . Buttigieg rarely reveals that his path to the military actually came from a presidential race. As a volunteer for Barack Obama’s campaign in Iowa 12 years ago, he said he felt guilty that so many young people in rural communities were signing up for the Army or National Guard.
“I might have dragged my feet on it forever if I hadn’t had that experience in Iowa and just realizing that some communities were almost emptying out their youth in the military and some were barely serving at all,” Buttigieg told CNN. “And I wanted to be on the right side of that gap.”
Asked whether he thought at the time that his military service could help aid a future political career, he replied: “There have been times in our history when being in the military was popular. There have been times when it’s been unpopular.”
He added: “You never really know when you sign up what it’s going to be like over the years.” (Read more from “Buttigieg Confesses His Military Service Was for Political Purposes” HERE)