Buttigieg takes Trump, pitches four new tax increases in Fox News town hall

nearvideo town hall with Pete Buttigieg: part 1

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate mayor Pete Buttigieg describes his youth, management experience, inclusive policy-plans, abortion, drug addiction and debt with moderator Chris Wallace in Claremont, New Hampshire.

Insurgent Democrats presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged the Fox News town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire on Sunday evening that he needs to do more to appeal to the “black and brown” voters, as he walked self-consciously, a number of political issues-and, on several occasions, parried directly to the President of the Trump.

Buttigieg argues that minorities are “voters skeptical of people that seem to come out of nowhere,” after host Chris Wallace pointed out that he was polling at one per cent support among nonwhite primary voters, according to a recent Fox News survey.

On the fiscal policy, the Buttigieg, a financial transaction tax and closing “corporate tax loopholes sidelined for four different tax increases in the deficit, he said, he favors a “fairer, which means that higher” marginal income tax, a “reasonable” wealth tax “or something like that,”.”

“You don’t, most blow a hole in the budget with an unnecessary and unaffordable tax cuts for the very rich,” Buttigieg said Wallace, referring to President Trump the tax law.


With a little is clearly not enough, Buttigieg largely stuck to remind the voters of his core election promises, and the lessons he learned to send his six-month deployment in Afghanistan in 2014: “We no young men and women in the war, if there is an alternative,” he said.

In the entire Buttigieg again and again applause, moved-even if he defended his call for the abolition of the Electoral College, a move that would work well in New Hampshire, the influence in the selection of the next President is.

“States don’t vote, people vote,” Buttigieg said. He added that “if we call ourselves a democracy,” the United States should move to a popular vote system.


In response to the newly passed pro-life law in Alabama, as well as similar bills making their way through other state legislatures, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said Wallace, “abortion is a national right.”

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Fox News town hall on Sunday evening.
(Fox News)

To support third-trimester abortions, Buttigieg asked claimed that such cases were rare and usually involved of unforeseen circumstances, before it may reject any restrictions on late-term abortions. Government statistics show that in 2015, around 1.3 percent of abortions were performed after 20 weeks.

“I trust women to draw the line,” Buttigieg said. “This decision [on abortion] will not be made, no better, medically or morally, because the government can not dictate how that decision should be taken.”

Vice President Joe Biden is now the clear front-runner in the crowded democratic party primary field, but Buttigieg in that the long-term chances to discourage him.

“There are a lot of us running for President on the democratic side, but I think it’s safe to say I’m not like the other,” Buttigieg said Wallace, noting that the search for presidency of nature “audacious” – especially given he would be the youngest person ever to be President.

“I would added, say, a mayor in a city of any size in America right now is about as relevant as it goes,” Buttigieg.


Buttigieg is not suggested that he is too concerned about his probable Republican opponent, after the primary, either.

“The tweets are — I don’ T care,” Buttigieg, loud round of applause at one point, based on trump’s Twitter posts, including some that mocked Buttigieg.

“It is a great way to get the full attention,” said Wallace.

“It is a great way to get the full attention of the media,” countered Buttigieg.


With a final lightning round of questions, Buttigieg down his comments during a radio interview on Friday, in which he is for the removal of Thomas Jefferson, the name of buildings and events such as the democratic party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

“You would have thought I had proposed the demolition of the Jefferson Memorial in DC,” Buttigieg joked, noting that his campaign’s headquarters on a street named for Jefferson.

Buttigieg also cites the HBO show “Game of Thrones” as one of his “guilty pleasures”, noting that the finale would be on television shortly after the completion of the city hall.

In front of the town hall, Buttigieg, a balance sheet of his campaign unexpectedly strong position at the start of the race.

“We had not expected in this Phase of the game and the introduction of self-and even defends the idea that something was so bold as appropriate,” Buttigieg told Fox News. “Instead, we find we have bolted in the top League.”

In an E-Mail to supporters, on Saturday evening, Buttigieg defended his decision to appear in the Fox town hall, as progressives have always pushed for the Democrats to appear only on left-leaning networks. On Sunday, the Trump target Buttigieg, the appearance on the town hall, took over said it was “hard to believe” Fox, the candidate had hosted.

“If we, the viewers of Fox News and all news platform, the ignore the our view of the world, we of our ability to speak directly to millions of American voters,” Buttigieg asserted devotion. “If we don’t show, say, the conservative media, our side of the story for us.”

Separately, Trump on Fox News’ “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton said,” in an interview to air Sunday, “I think it’s absolutely fine,” that Buttigieg and his husband, Chastise, to be open about their relationship in the election campaign.

Trump agreed with Hilton, the Buttigieg’s candidacy is a sign of progress for the country.

“I think this is something that maybe some people have a problem with the” Trump said. “I have to delete no problem with it. I think it is good.”


During his 2016 campaign, Trump suggested that he is a conservative judge for the overthrow of a Supreme court decision, the legalization of same-sex marriage would appoint. But he called the issue “done” shortly after his election.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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