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Pete Buttigieg tells Donald Trump to “show some goddamned respect”

JUNE 15, 2019: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg speaks at Blue Commonwealth Gala
JUNE 15, 2019: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg speaks at Blue Commonwealth GalaPhoto: Shutterstock

During last night’s debate, Donald Trump made his oft-repeated claim that he has done the most for Black Americans than any other president in history and told moderator and NBC journalist Kristen Welker – a Black woman – that he was the “least racist” person in the room.

Out former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was nicknamed “Mayo Pete” on the campaign trail, but the mayo got spicy in response to Trump’s ludicrous claims. Buttigieg lashed out on Twitter, telling Trump to “show some goddamned respect.”

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Buttigieg has surprised some pundits by becoming one of Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s most formidable attack dogs, repeatedly going on Fox News and delivering some devastating blows to the Trump campaign live in front of conservative viewers.

After Buttigieg’s former campaign communications director responded back that he should have said “goddamn” instead of “goddamned,” even the people behind Dictionary.com got involved.

Other users quickly responded to Buttigieg’s historical smackdown, celebrating the sharp retort, but Arizona Republican congressional candidate Josh Barnett used the opportunity to post a racist meme to the social media site. In turn, LGBTQ Nation Managing Editor Alex Bollinger gave Barnett his own history lesson.

Trump went into the presidential debate looking for a win. He didn’t get it.

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