Buttigieg doubles down: 63 million Trump voters are "at best, looking the other way on racism"

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 3rd, 2020 10:53 am

CNN's Jake Tapper asked former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg on Saturday if he regretted saying that those who support President Trump are racist.

"Republicans have been seizing, including in a new Trump ad, a statement you made that 'Anyone who supported this president is, at best, looking the other way on racism.' You've also said that on my show," Tapper said. "That's almost 63 million Americans who you're painting with a pretty broad brush. Do you regret saying that at all?"

Buttigieg did not hesitate before responding.

"No. I'm very concerned about the racial division that this president has fostered," Buttigieg said. "And I'm meeting a lot of voters who are no longer willing to look the other way on that, looking for a new political home."


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