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Newsmax host brutally mocked for saying Pete Buttigieg’s “full-time job” is being gay

Greg Kelly stressed that he doesn't care that Pete Buttigieg is gay as he ranted about it.
Greg Kelly stressed that he doesn't care that Pete Buttigieg is gay as he ranted about it. Photo: Screenshot

A far-right news host is accusing out Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg of treating “being gay… like a full-time job” in an anti-gay rant.

Showing a picture of Pete and Chasten Buttigieg with their children, Newsmax host Greg Kelly said, “Why does he even have a Cabinet job? Why would a small-town mayor ever be taken seriously when he runs for president?”

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“Quite frankly, it has to do with his orientation, his sexual orientation,” Kelly said. Buttigieg was the first out gay Democratic presidential candidate in history and no LGBTQ person has ever won a major party’s presidential primary.

Kelly showed some headlines about Buttigieg that mentioned his sexual orientation before saying, “They could not stop writing about this guy being gay!”

“You saw it in the movie, that he’s obviously participating in being gay- I mean it’s almost like a full-time job,” Kelly said, before adding “I could care less.”

To show how cool with the gays he is, Kelly said that the first “open, out of the closet, if you will, gay person in a presidential cabinet was Ric Grenell,” referring to Grenell’s three-month stint as acting Director of National Intelligence, a Cabinet-level position.

Grenell spends a lot of time telling people that he’s gay, but he has apparently not yet gotten a full-time position being gay.

On Twitter, people mocked the idea of being gay as “a full-time job.”

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