South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he has respect for the office of the president, just not the person currently sitting in that office.
“[President Donald Trump] has done nothing to command my respect,” Buttigieg told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. “He doesn’t respect his own presidency, and frankly ― at a deeper level ― I don’t think he respects himself.”
“I think he has created a sort of cartoon character, which is fine if you’re a reality TV star or you’re playing a part, even when the part is yourself. When you’re the president of the United States, lives depend on your integrity, on your wisdom, on your judgment, and I just don’t see it in this White House.”
Buttigieg said Trump’s only principle was advancing himself.
Watcg his full discussion with Cuomo below: