“It’s something that really frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable,” Buttigieg told Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s “Meet The Press.” He said that Trump “acts in a way that is not consistent with anything that I hear in scripture or in church,” and needs to learn about “humbling yourself before others.”
WATCH: How does Mayor Pete Buttigieg explain President Trump's support from the evangelical community? #MTP #IfItsSunday@PeteButtigieg: Scripture talks "about lifting up the least among us, and taking care of strangers, which is another word for immigrants." pic.twitter.com/sVzOxAJHWz
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 7, 2019
Buttigieg’s words evidently struck a nerve with Trump supporters, who furiously piled on to attack him:
I liked peter better when he wasnt judging others. C ya.
— Jimmy in NH (@JimmyMac257) April 7, 2019
Gosh, Pete! I thought you were far and above the socialists and were intelligent enough to be a moderate candidate that people might like! I was wrong!
— Janet Wheeler (@janetwheeler203) April 7, 2019
L love the cherrypicking of bible. How about the part of sodom Not interested huh.
— Irish Tom (@irishtom11783o1) April 7, 2019
“Lifting up the least among us”…yet, he supports killing innocent children. Fake, Phony, Fraud…,.
— Timothy Damien (@ShadowSeven50) April 7, 2019
That was an interesting well orchestrated Q & A… please do not share scripture for political agendas…it is an insult
— Larry Burns (@burnsrocks) April 7, 2019
However, Buttigieg's words prompted at least as much support as criticism, with many jumping in to say they agreed with him:
Ding! Ding! We have a winner!!! Why is this logic not applied everyday by my fellow believers????? Pete’s right.
— anniebdoesthewx (@wxannie) April 7, 2019
I don’t think when Jesus comes back he’s going to pat right wingers on the back for being against abortion while supporting the other 99% of the Republican party platform that is completely against his teachings. Jesus is not about greed, power, oppression,& hate. #FakeChristians
— Why_Is_EVIL_Winning (@Empathy_Mends) April 7, 2019
Every day, the things I see and read about @PeteButtigieg make me like him more and more. Integrity, thoughtfulness before speaking, and just plain decency will win America over. Thanks for being authentic
— Kathy Clark (@mamaclark91) April 7, 2019
Baptized Christian here, amazed & shamed by the Christian extremists trying to force their beliefs onto the country & overturn our constitutional rights.
— Lonna Hollingsworth (@lonnajo9) April 7, 2019
Baptised as Christian now a non-believer cuz of religious leaders corrupt hypocrisy stroking the egos of racists hypocritical politicians. I have been saying exactly what Pete just said for years. I’m 61& never experienced a leader committed to his believes w/substance. Vote Pete
— Jim Joseph (@jimjoe6999) April 7, 2019
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