Donald Trump said that he would like to run against South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Trump was talking with Fox News host David Webb on his far-right SiriusXM show Reality Check when he said that he might end up campaigning against Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, or “the mayor from Indiana.”
“I think I’d like running against him, too,” Trump said, referring to Buttigieg. “But it’ll be interesting to see it unfold.”
According to The Hill, this is the first time that Trump has mentioned Buttigieg in public.
In an AP interview published yesterday, Buttigieg accused Trump of relying on “white guy identity politics.”
“By far the political movement that is most based on identity politics is Trumpism,” Buttigieg said. “It’s based on white guy identity politics. It uses race to divide the working and middle class.”
“There are a lot of strategies to blame problems on people who look different or are of a different faith or even of a different sexuality or gender identity.”
“It’s a cynical political strategy that works in the short term but winds up weakening the whole country in the long term.”