On Sunday, South Bend mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg ripped into the disconnect of evangelical voters supporting President Donald Trump, a man who has lied, philandered, and in many other ways contradicted the teachings of Jesus Christ.
"It's something that really frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable," Buttigieg told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "Meet The Press." He said that Trump "acts in a way that is not consistent with anything that I hear in scripture or in church," and needs to learn about "humbling yourself before others."
WATCH: How does Mayor Pete Buttigieg explain President Trump's support from the evangelical community? #MTP… https://t.co/2DggT2435A— Meet the Press (@Meet the Press)1554648446.0
Buttigieg's words evidently struck a nerve with Trump supporters, who furiously piled on to attack him:
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg I liked peter better when he wasnt judging others. C ya.— Jimmy in NH (@Jimmy in NH)1554652251.0
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg Gosh, Pete! I thought you were far and above the socialists and were intelligent enou… https://t.co/16fFl5Wnp1— Janet Wheeler (@Janet Wheeler)1554654786.0
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg "Lifting up the least among us"...yet, he supports killing innocent children. Fake, Phony, Fraud...,.— Timothy Damien (@Timothy Damien)1554652571.0
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg That was an interesting well orchestrated Q & A... please do not share scripture for p… https://t.co/WX6oLr0Jj4— Larry B (@Larry B)1554650029.0
However, Buttigieg's words prompted at least as much support as criticism, with many jumping in to say they agreed with him:
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg Ding! Ding! We have a winner!!! Why is this logic not applied everyday by my fellow be… https://t.co/ynC02Z7o6A— anniebdoesthewx (@anniebdoesthewx)1554650254.0
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg I don't think when Jesus comes back he's going to pat right wingers on the back for be… https://t.co/ebh49LYbHE— Tricia (@Tricia)1554650006.0
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg Every day, the things I see and read about @PeteButtigieg make me like him more and mo… https://t.co/d9I9TxTH1T— Kathy Clark (@Kathy Clark)1554652007.0
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg Baptized Christian here, amazed & shamed by the Christian extremists trying to force t… https://t.co/p5SSOVBCCR— Lonnajo (@Lonnajo)1554651121.0
@MeetThePress @PeteButtigieg Baptised as Christian now a non-believer cuz of religious leaders corrupt hypocrisy st… https://t.co/lwY8anH1s9— Jim Joseph (@Jim Joseph)1554650005.0