Mayor Pete: If Dems want to beat Trump, they need to … veer further left?

Mayor Pete: If Dems want to beat Trump, they need to … veer further left?
Pete Buttigieg, Al Sharpton (Image: Twitter screen grab)

What’s he been smoking? The majority of candidates vying from his party’s nomination want to decriminalize border crossings by illegal aliens and provide them with free (read “taxpayer-funded”) health care. About the only position further left of where the Democrats currently stand would be to make illegals some sort of “super citizens” who would enjoy more rights than native-born Americans. Yet, Pete Buttigieg thinks the Dems are currently “playing it safe” and that the only way to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 is to tack even further left.

He said as much at a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa on Friday:

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As for the part about Trump being “deservedly unpopular,” Mayor Pete should double-check his facts before speaking out. According to a newly released Washington Post-ABC News poll, Trump is currently enjoying the highest approval of his presidency at 47%, having jumped up five points from where it was in April. In fact his most recent Gallup approval rating is actually higher than Barack Obama’s at the same point in his presidency.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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