Buttigieg, who married his husband Chasten in June 2018, has emerged as a entrance runner within the Democratic race for the White Home. With 24.Four p.c of the vote, Buttigieg obtained second place in Tuesday’s New Hampshire main, dropping to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by lower than 4,000 votes.
Within the hotly contested Iowa caucuses, Buttigieg was declared the winner over Sanders by one-tenth of a share level, acquiring 26.2 p.c of the votes.
Limbaugh was talking about who may defeat President Donald Trump within the 2020 election, calling Sanders “a dyed-in-the-wool socialist who’s not even a Democrat.”
Limbaugh then described what he believed the “grand poobahs in the Democratic Party” have been considering.
“Then they’re sitting there and they’re looking at Mayor Pete, a 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage,” Limbaugh stated. “And they’re saying, ‘Okay. How’s that going to look, a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man, Donald Trump? What’s gonna happen there?'”
“They gotta be looking at that,” Limbaugh added. “They’ve gotta be saying that despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness and despite all the great ground that’s been covered, America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president. They have to be saying this, don’t they?”
Newsweek reached out to Buttigieg’s marketing campaign for remark however did not obtain a response in time for publication.
Limbaugh’s reference to Trump as “Mr. Man” shortly turned a trending subject on social media because the radio character was criticized for his homophobic remarks.
“We have no choice but to admit that Trump, his voters and supporters have the emotional maturity of 12 year old boys,” tweeted @ladyjld. “That’s the only way such ‘humor’ could appeal to them. Vote adults back into power in 2020!”
“I’m assuming Rush Limbaugh is unaware that ‘Mr. Man’ is the name of a popular website devoted to cataloguing male nudity in film that has a primarily gay male userbase,” tweeted singer/songwriter Dani Track.
“What an intolerable ass Limbaugh is,” tweeted former Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh.
“During this trying primary season,” wrote @jaimeleah2, “I’m glad the left can at least unite and defend @PeteButtigieg’s right to kiss his cute husband in public. #MrMan”
Limbaugh has spoken negatively about gay marriage prior to now, saying in 2015 that the observe was to blame for a decline in church membership.
“Many of these churches now perform homosexual marriage,” Limbaugh stated. “They ordain gay pastors or ministers and, in some cases, female and lesbian pastors and ministers, which you might think would cause some people to leave those churches.”