Trump says he thinks ‘it’s great’ to see Buttigieg campaigning with his husband


President Donald Trump is praising a possible 2020 presidential rival for what one Fox News Channel host described as a “sign of great progress” to many Americans.

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., is the only openly gay Democratic presidential candidate.

Like most married politicians, he frequently appears in public with his husband, Chasten. Suggesting “some people will have a problem” with the relationship on display, Trump made it clear he was not among them.

“I think it’s absolutely fine,” he said. “I do.”

He went on to agree with interviewer Steve Hilton’s assessment.

“Yes, I think it’s great,” Trump said.

As Scope News previously reported, Trump has taken aim at Buttigieg in the past — notably based on his appearance, perceived electoral chances, and difficult-to-pronounced surname.

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Chris Agee

Chris Agee is an American journalist with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of newsrooms. After a wide-ranging career in print and broadcast media, he served as managing editor of Western Journalism from 2013 to 2017. During that period, the news outlet became one of the 100 most visited websites in the world.

In 2018, he founded Informed Media Group with the goal of providing "information without an agenda." In addition to creating stellar content for third-party publishers, IMG currently operates two of its own properties, Scope News and The Extract.

Chris Agee lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and son.

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