Pete Buttigieg Calls Out ‘Unbelievable’ Hypocrisy of Trump’s Evangelical Supporters

2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg blasted the hypocrisy of evangelicals supporting President Donald Trump in an interview Sunday.

The Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was asked on NBC’s Meet the Press about his comments calling into question Trump’s belief in god.

“How do you square that assessment with the fact that the Evangelical Christian community is so devoted to his candidacy,” NBC anchor Chuck Todd asked.

“It’s something that really frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable,” Buttigieg replied. “Here you have somebody who not only acts in a way that is not consistent with anything that I hear in scripture or in church, where it’s about lifting up the least among us and taking care of strangers, which is another word for immigrants, and making sure that you’re focusing your effort on the poor.”

“But also personally, how you’re supposed to conduct yourself,” Buttigieg continued. “Not chest-thumping, look-at-me-ism, but humbling yourself before others.”

“And we see the diametric opposite of that in this presidency,” he added. “Even on the version of Christianity that you hear on the religious right, which is about sexual ethics — I can’t believe that somebody who was writing hush money checks to adult film actresses is somebody they should be lifting up as the kind of person you want to be leading this nation.”

Watch above, via NBC News.

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