Pete Buttigieg compares Bernie Sanders’ supporters to Donald Trump’s

April 22, 2019 GMT

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a presidential hopeful, took what many are perceiving as a dig at fellow candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders this weekend by comparing Mr. Sanders’ supporters to President Trump’s.

“I think the sense of anger and disaffection that comes from seeing that the numbers are fine, like, unemployment is low, like GDP is growing and yet a lot of neighborhoods and families are living like this recovery never even happened. They are stuck,” Mr. Buttigieg, Indiana Democrat, said during a campaign event on Friday in New Hampshire.

“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,” he continued.


Mr. Buttigieg was asked about his “Profiles in Courage” essay where he wrote about Mr. Sanders in 2000.

When comparing himself to Mr. Sanders, the Indiana mayor said, “I have a slightly different message, but I’m a very different messenger.”