Pandering Fail: Buttigieg Flees After Protesters Turn On Him
Dem Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg has been having trouble connecting to minorities. So when the former Indiana Mayor saw a protest at McDonald's, he thought it was an opportunity to form a bond with minorities, since most of the protesters were black. But his attempt quickly failed as they were aware that he was being hypocritical. They knew Buttigieg had never pushed for the people of the South Bend to have as much. So they started protesting him.
"Pete Buttigieg barged in on a protest led by McDonald’s workers in Charleston, South Carolina Monday. While some of the protesters appeared to be supporters, others were not at all pleased to see him, especially when he took the microphone and began to speak.
The protest was in support of workers’ unions and a $15.00 minimum wage. He joined in with the marchers on the front line and helped hold a banner that read “Racial Justice = Economic Justice.”
"He grabbed a sign, began marching, and chanted along with the other protesters: "We work! We sweat! Put $15 on our checks!" A fine show of support for the hard-working people of South Carolina."
"The crowd was mostly African-American. A group of Black Voters Matter protesters began to chant, “Pete can’t be our President, where was $15 in South Bend?” when he began his remarks and continued until he cut it short after about a minute or two.
The protesters weren’t quite finished with Mayor Pete, though, and they followed him, along with reporters and the chanting continued. Buttigieg had to pick up the pace and almost broke into a sprint to get to a waiting SUV. Along the way, he slowed down briefly to answer a question from one of the protesters. A couple of women staffers helped keep the chanters back from Pete. The chanters continued to chase the vehicle as it pulled away."
"Buttigieg isn't winning South Carolina, anyway. The most recent poll in the state has him at 8 percent, while Biden seems to have a solid lead at 35 percent. And with black voters, who make up about 60 percent of South Carolina Democratic voters, Buttigieg hovers around 1 percent"