'Imagine Our First Date'
"Mayor Pete" Buttigieg appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, and by the end of the interview co-host Mika Brzezinski told viewers on-air her phone was blowing up with positive messages from people impressed with the Democratic presidential candidate from Indiana. (You can watch the interview below).
Compared to most of the announced Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg may suffer from lack of name recognition but that is changing, and rapidly.
For example, his response to the horrific anti-Muslim hate crime terror attack massacre in New Zealand last week that left 50 people dead was unique in two ways.
First, his published statement was an outpouring of love to the Muslim community in the city he was elected to serve as Mayor.
Some words for South Bend's Muslim community. https://t.co/CyLZOrah7b— Pete Buttigieg (@Pete Buttigieg) 1552691615.0
It received a whopping 70,000 "likes."
And second, he was the first and only presidential candidate to link the terror attack to white nationalism, and condemn it.
And yet again, the obvious bears repeating: white nationalism kills.— Pete Buttigieg (@Pete Buttigieg) 1552660180.0
But back to Buttigieg's "Morning Joe" interview.
Here's what Mika Brzezinski's Twitter timeline looks like right now:
That last tweet brings us to Mayor Pete's husband, Chasten Buttigieg, who's clearly having a great time this morning.
Here's his humorous response to Brzezinski's tweet:
Welcome to the club https://t.co/cYJ7yv9jyr— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten Buttigieg) 1553091158.0
And here's his humorous response to a Politico reporter's tweet:
Imagine our first date, Michael. https://t.co/Ps7S4flF1e— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten Buttigieg) 1553093539.0
Lastly, here's Pete Buttigieg's MSNBC interview: