News

Pete Buttigieg says the “media noise machine” took Thomas Jefferson’s comments ‘out of control’

nearvideo town hall with Pete Buttigieg: part 4

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate mayor Pete Buttigieg personally, during a lightning round with moderator Chris Wallace in Claremont, New Hampshire.

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on Fox News Sunday night that his comments about rechristening events named after Thomas Jefferson, were “a good example … like the media noise machine on the right wing, takes the matter out of control.”

“You would have thought I had proposed the demolition of the Jefferson Memorial in DC,” Buttigieg moderator Chris Wallace said during his Fox News town hall in Claremont, N. H.

On Friday, Buttigieg, the Indiana democratic party discussed the decision to change the name of the traditional Jefferson-Jackson Dinner during a radio interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show”.

BUTTIGIEG TAKES TRUMP, PITCHES FOUR NEW TAX INCREASES IN FOX NEWS TOWN HALL

“I think it’s the right thing to do,” said Buttigieg, who added: “There are a lot, of course, to admire in his [Jefferson’s] thinking and his philosophy, but then again, if you are diving in his writings, especially the notes on the state of Virginia, you know that he knew that slavery was wrong.”

Buttigieg added: “we find, in a million different ways that racism is not some oddity from the past that we are embarrassed, but went on. It’s alive. It is a good one. It might hurt people, and it is one of the most important reasons, in the policy today is to try to change or reverse the damage went.”

BUTTIGIEG SAYS IT’S “NICE” TRUMP SUPPORTS HIS MARRIAGE, BUT WANTS MORE PROGRESS ON LGBT ISSUES FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

On Sunday, Buttigieg noted: “My campaign office is actually on Jefferson Boulevard [in South Bend],” before he claims that he wanted to say, “I think there’s a reason why the Democratic parties, if we think about it, for the future, our events, especially thinking about how to burn, a Problem is something like racial justice, are we to think twice about naming our events after Jefferson and Jackson.”

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APP

“Basically, I said that we will have to rethink how the Democratic functions the name of our event can be added” Buttigieg. “Maybe we should name it to life for a person. Maybe we should name it after a person of color. I don’t know.”

The 37-year-old lamented what he sphere as “this mentality permeates the world of Twitter and it is one of the things we gotta get over in this campaign is, in fact, be willing to listen to each other. And I know that nuance is not great on cable, or on Twitter, but at least we ‘ ve gotta hear actually each other.”

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular