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Buttigieg Compares Sanders Supporters to Trump Supporters

"It just kind of turns you against the system in general, and then you’re more likely to want to vote to blow up the system…”

By NTK Staff | 04.22.2019 @11:30am
Buttigieg Compares Sanders Supporters to Trump Supporters


South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) compared supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to supporters of President Trump at a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire over the weekend.

“I think the sense of anger and disaffection that comes from seeing that the numbers are fine, like unemployment’s low, like all that, like you said, GDP is growing and yet a lot of neighborhoods and families are living like this recovery never even happened. They’re stuck,” Buttigieg said, according to the New York Post.

“It just kind of turns you against the system in general, and then you’re more likely to want to vote to blow up the system, which could lead you to somebody like Bernie and it could lead you to somebody like Trump. That’s how we got where we are,” Buttigieg said.

“Part of running for president is you wind up competing with people that you like or appreciated or admired many years back,” Buttigieg said about Sanders. “I don’t have the same views on everything that he does.”

Buttigieg wrote an award-winning high school essay in 2000 about Sanders, in which Buttigieg praised Sanders for describing himself as a “socialist.”

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