‘I think it’s absolutely fine. I do…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) President Trump said he thought it was “great” seeing presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg and his “husband” on stage, adding that Buttigieg’s gay “marriage” is “good.”
“I think it’s absolutely fine. I do,” Trump told Fox News, which will air the full interview on Sunday.
When Fox host Steve Hilton asked Trump if Buttigieg’s open gay marriage as a presidential candidate is “a sign of great progress,” Trump said: “Yes, I think it’s great. I think that’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with it whatsoever. I think it’s good.”
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Buttigieg has used his homosexuality to attack the Trump administration, specifically Vice President Mike Pence.
The South Bend mayor claimed Pence’s Christian beliefs “discriminate” against gay and lesbian Americans, and claimed his same sex marriage brought him “closer to God.”
“I don’t have a problem with religion, I’m religious too. I have a problem with religion being used as a justification to harm people,” Buttigieg told Ellen DeGeneres.
Buttigieg worked with Pence for seven years while the vice president served as the governor of Indiana, and both have said they had a good “working relationship.”
“My ‘marriage’ to Chasten has made me a better man — and yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God,” he said.
“I can tell you that if me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade,” he added. “And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me; your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”