By Fox News. Mayor Pete Buttigieg doesn’t believe he’ll be the first gay president if elected in 2020.
“I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones,” he told “Axios on HBO.” . . .
Asked if he possibly knew which commander-in-chief was playing for the other team, the Democratic hopeful said: “My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. But one can only assume that’s the case.”
Buttigieg — who is mayor of South Bend, Ind. — has been rising in the polls as of late. He would be the first openly gay presidential candidate, if nominated next next year. (Read more from “2020 Dem Claims He Wouldn’t Be the First Gay President” HERE)
Pete Buttigieg Rising In Polls
By The NY Post. Five of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls would defeat President Trump if the election were held today, with Joe Biden leading Trump by 10 percentage points, according to a new poll released Sunday.
Biden tops Trump 49 percent to 39 percent, the Fox News Poll found, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders 49 to 40 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 43 to 41 percent, Sen. Kamala Harris at 42 to 41 percent and Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 41 to 40 percent. . .
But Warren and Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., both increased their level of support, with Warren going from 4 percent in March to 9 percent and Buttigieg surging from 1 percent in March to 8 percent.
Asked what’s more important to them in deciding which Democratic hopeful they would vote for, 45 percent went with the person “who can defeat Donald Trump,” while 52 percent said a candidate with “high ethical standards,” and 2 percent didn’t know. (Read more from “Pete Buttigieg Rising In Polls” HERE)