Buttigieg: Trump Thinks His Supporters are “Suckers”
In a segment for MSNBC’s Morning with Joe, 2020 Democratic nominee Pete Buttigieg claimed that if he could speak to the people who went to Trump’s New Hampshire rally, he would say that “The president thinks that you are a sucker.”
During the said interview, one of the show’s host, Mika Brzezinski asked:
“We had a Trump rally here in Manchester. People were lined up for hours standing in the cold last night for the Trump rally, hours, and hours to be there for many more hours and then couldn’t leave for many more hours. I think a lot of those people will vote for Donald Trump. They will show up the way that they did yesterday. If you could be in a room with five minutes for every single one of those people, and I believe it was 12,000 people who showed up, but if you could talk to them one-on-one, what would you say?”
Buttigieg responded, “I’d say that the president thinks that you are a sucker. He thinks you’re not going to notice that the only economic promise he’s actually kept is cutting taxes on corporations and the wealthy,” as he dismissed the blue-collar boom and the lowered unemployment rate.
The presidential nominee also bashed Trump and claimed that American voters are naive, “He thinks you’re not going to notice that manufacturing is in recession. He thinks you’re not going to notice that he put out a budget, yesterday, the same day he came here into New Hampshire, cutting education, cutting environmental protection, but not just that, he’s opened the door to cutting Social Security and Medicaid and Medicare, the very things he swore up and down to protect.”
Buttigieg then claimed that Trump’s presidency did not deliver the promises that he had made during the 2016 presidential campaign, “So maybe in the past, folks were going to give him a pass or this or that character flaw, but this is more than a question of overlooking certain deficiencies. The totality of this presidency is one that has divided the country and broken promise after promise to working people.”
Finally, Buttigieg dismissed the administration’s economic initiatives that had helped the country bounce back from the recession. In his statement, Buttigieg said that “Here’s the proof that you could have a big change election during a good economy. The proof is that Donald Trump got elected in 2016 when all the economic numbers were very encouraging.”
As the New Hampshire Primaries had concluded, it turns out that it was the 79-year-old Bernie Sanders who topped the Democratic nominee, after he ranked second at the Iowa Caucus.
On the other side, Trump remained unfazed by the Democrats’ efforts to push him out of the White House. “The Fake News Media is looking hard for the Big Democrat Story, but there is nothing too fabulous.
Wouldn’t a big story be that I got more New Hampshire Primary Votes than any incumbent president, in either party, in the history of that Great State? Not an insignificant fact!” Trump wrote.
The Fake News Media is looking hard for the Big Democrat Story, but there is nothing too fabulous. Wouldn’t a big story be that I got more New Hampshire Primary Votes than any incumbent president, in either party, in the history of that Great State? Not an insignificant fact!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020