Fox News' Tucker Carlson slammed far-left Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday night over his religious attacks on Vice President Mike Pence, which members of the LGBT community have called a hate hoax similar to what Jussie Smollett pushed.
"In 2019, whining is power. Pete Buttigieg understands this," Carlson said (transcript via Fox News). "Buttigieg may be the least oppressed of all. Both his parents were college professors. He went to Harvard, and then to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. After that, Buttigieg spent three years at McKinsey. That’s where ruling class drones are taught the finer points of sucking up to corporate America. He got an 'A' in that class."
"Our system has been very good to Pete Buttigieg. If he’s a 'victim,' who isn’t? The term has no meaning. So how does Buttigieg win his party’s victimhood olympics?" Carlson continued. "Simple: with the Mike Pence story. Pence was the governor of Indiana when Buttigieg became mayor of South Bend. As Buttigieg has suggested recently, this set the two on a collision course. Buttigieg is gay. Pence is a traditional Christian. Meaning he pines for the social structure of 12th century, and above all passionately hates gay people. How much does he hate them? Watch this explosive exchange from 2015, where Pence was asked directly about Buttigieg. You can see the rage in his eyes, the venom that flecks his lips. He looks dangerous. Brace yourself for this."
Carlson then cut to a clip of Pence saying the following about Buttigieg: "I hold Mayor Buttigieg in the highest personal regard. We have a great working relationship. I see him as a dedicated public servant, and a patriot."
"See that? Could you feel the hate?" Carlson continued. "'Highest personal regard.' In other words, 'away from me, sinner! You are filthy and disgusting.' 'Great working relationship,' says Pence. Sure. Among evangelicals, that’s code for, 'Once I establish my theocracy, I will throw you in my dungeon and let you rot for eternity.' 'Dedicated public servant. Patriot.' Oh please. Pence might as well have spit in Buttigieg’s face and called him a reprobate. It’s the same thing: gay bashing."
"Buttigieg responded to attacks like these as you’d expect. He gave Governor Pence an 'I Love South Bend' shirt and joined him on a fitness walk. Buttigieg wrote about it on Facebook at the time if you want to read the unnerving details. To this day, he seems traumatized by the experience. Buttigieg recently told a crowd in Austin to not, quote, 'judge my state by our former governor.' He accused Pence of 'social extremism' and dubbed him a 'cheerleader of the porn star presidency.' On CNN, he suggested that even god disapproves of Mike Pence."
Carlson then slammed Buttigieg for what he suggested is religious hypocrisy, saying, "He expresses his Christian faith by defending late-term abortion and relentlessly attacking people who’ve been kind to him. It’s more effective than talking about the city he leads. In 2015, South Bend had a higher murder almost the same as Chicago’s. Aggravated assaults more than tripled since Buttigieg became mayor. Rapes have nearly doubled. Buttigieg doesn’t want to talk about any of that. He wants to talk about the real victim here: himself."