‘Tweets Are — I Don’t Care’: Buttigieg Is So Over Trump’s ‘Silly Insults’

Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he’s totally over President Donald Trump’s “silly insults.”

Buttigieg gave a town hall-style interview Sunday evening covering a wide range of topics — from late-term abortion (he’d keep it legal) to the “Game of Thrones” finale (he was hoping to watch it after the event) — and the conversation eventually turned to the president’s tweets.

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Wallace posed the question, noting that Trump had already given Buttigieg a nickname: Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame. “[Trump] is a formidable and unconventional candidate, he is already making fun of your name, and your looks. Comparing you to Alfred Newman. By the way, if you say, ‘What, me worry?’ right now, I’ll give you $10.”

Buttigieg laughed, and shook his head, “Tweets are … I don’t care.”

The audience roared and applauded, and Buttigieg continued, “It is an effective way to command the attention of media, we need to change the chance channel from the show he created. I get it, it is mesmerizing, it is hard to look away — it is the nature of grotesque things, you can’t look away.” (RELATED: Pete Buttigieg Says Third-Trimester Abortions Should Be Legal)

Over applause, “Mayor Pete” turned the conversation back to his own policy ideas, “But everyone time we look at show and latest tweet, and silly insult, we’re not looking at is the fact we’re the ones tries to get you a raise, they are blocking it we’re preserving healthcare, their positions a general rule are unpopular.”

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