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Pete Buttigieg’s Not-So-Merry Christmas Tweet

On Christmas morning, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wished everyone a Merry Christmas in a politically loaded tweet. With over 9,000 comments, it was the gift that kept on giving. 

The South Bend mayor said that he joined “millions around the world in celebrating the arrival of divinity on earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty..”  

It was his next characterization of Jesus that brought on an avalanche of scorn and mockery,  “…not as a citizen but as a refugee.”

He was schooled on history and geography since Mary and Joseph actually traveled to their hometown as required by the Roman government for a census.

Christians and non-Christians alike took issue with what they see as Buttigieg’s hypocritical use of religion for his campaign platform, including Townhall’s Kurt Schlichter and the Daily Wire’s Josh Hammer.

And, of course, no one has forgotten Mayor Pete’s biblical cherry-picking to defend abortion up until the first breath.

[Related: Buttigieg Draws On Bible, Suggests Unborn Babies Can Be Aborted Up Until Their First Breath]

While it may seem risky for Buttigieg to incorporate his religious views into his campaign, it is likely that this appeals to more moderate, ‘boomer’ Democrats. He has gained ground in recent months, and some are making the case for why he could be the Democratic candidate to defeat Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

 

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