Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg argued during a Tuesday interview on NBC that God should not be used as a political weapon.
But his argument came just before he claimed that if God were to ascribe to a particular party, it wouldn’t be the party of President Donald Trump.
Buttigieg told NBC that he talks about religion in an effort to convince people to “stop seeing religion as a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party.”The mayor immediately followed up that comment by adding, “And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.”
Pete Buttigieg said in an interview released Tuesday that people should “stop seeing religion as a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party.”
Immediately after, he said he “can’t imagine” God would be a Republican.https://t.co/xHfRgBT9hT
— Dan Merica (@merica) May 7, 2019
Mayor Pete: we have to stop using faith as a cudgel, as if God belongs to a political party
Also Mayor Pete: God wouldn’t in the party that elected Trump.
(both in the same answer)https://t.co/PUnJcafqKJ
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) May 7, 2019
???? Buttigieg: God doesn’t belong to a political party, but “if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.” https://t.co/W54BARCG5Z
— Rebecca Buck (@RebeccaBuck) May 7, 2019
“God has no political party. Also God is a Democrat.” https://t.co/0EVxZ9mWgk
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 7, 2019
Buttigieg is right. God couldn’t be a Republican. He couldn’t be a Democrat either. He’s God. One day every knee will bow to Him. He will never bow to us. And He will judge His church for bowing to popular culture in defiance of His commandments.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 7, 2019