President Donald Trump said in an interview that it is “great” that South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination with his husband.
Fox News’ Steve Hilton asked the president during a pre-taped interview what he thinks about Chasten Buttigieg joining Pete on the campaign trail. (RELATED: LGBT Magazine Accuses Trump Of Racism Over International Gay Rights Campaign)
“Putting aside policy disagreements, don’t you think it’s just great to see the fact that you’ve got a guy there on the stage there with his husband and it’s normal?” Hilton asked.
“I think it’s absolutely fine, I do,” Trump replied.
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Hilton followed up by asking if the normalization of Buttigieg’s relationship is a sign of “great progress.”
“Yeah, I think it’s great. I think that’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I don’t have a problem with it whatsoever,” Trump said. “I think it’s good.”
The Trump administration has been accused of homophobia because of its focus on religious liberty and Vice President Mike Pence’s personal views regarding homosexuality and gay marriage.
TMZ claimed in an interview with Buttigieg in April that Trump would get homophobic if the pair ever faced off in a general election.
“I’m kinda used to that by now,” Buttigieg said. “When he does something, not just targeting the LGBT community but all the things he has to say about immigrants or putting down working people, people of color … you gotta confront that.”