Pete Buttigieg chased out of campaign stop by screaming minimum wage activists

by Daniel Payne · Feb 25th, 2020 5:34 pm

Last Updated Feb 25th, 2020 at 6:15 pm

A recent campaign stop for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg turned awkward and nasty when the politician was chased away by furious minimum wage activists chanting a sustained litany of "He can't be our president!"

Buttigieg had joined a union event in Charleston, South Carolina, where McDonald's employees were protesting for a $15-per-hour minimum wage. Though initially received amicably by the crowd, the protesters eventually turned hostile, yelling at the Democrat: "Where was 15 in South Bend?"

Buttigieg was previously mayor of South Bend, Indiana. During his tenure he did not implement a local $15-per-hour minimum wage.

The candidate was quickly hustled into a waiting vehicle and driven away as protesters continued to scream at him.


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