. . .Speaking with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera on his podcast Thursday, Trump was asked to comment on whether or not Americans would “vote for a gay man to be president” in light of Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 candidacy.
“I think so,” Trump said. “I think there would be some that wouldn’t, and I wouldn’t be among that group, to be honest with you.”
President Trump added that Mayor Pete being married to a man has not hurt his candidacy while admitting that some segments of the voting population would be turned off by it.
“I think that it doesn’t seem to be hurting Pete ‘Boot-edge-edge,’” Trump continued. “It doesn’t seem to be hurting him very much. But there would certainly be a group. You know this better than I do. There would be a group that probably wouldn’t. But you and I would not be in that group.” . . .
The question of whether or not Pete Buttigieg’s sexuality would affect him in the overall election has been raised in recent days. On Wednesday, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh came under fire when he said that the mayor’s LGBT identity could be a potential weakness. (Read more from “Trump: I’d Vote For A Gay President” HERE)