The media went along on Buttgieg’s tour to win over black people hoping for a train wreck. And a train wreck was delivered unto them.
Mayor Buttigieg is awkward around black people. His official proxy, a black woman from South Bend, keeps having to defend him, with ridiculously false claims, and in this case from a Black Lives Matter white man.
Some Black leaders in South Bend, Indiana organized an event in support of their Mayor, Pete Buttigieg, but things quickly went wrong when an activist wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt interrupted and grabbed the mic.
Sharon McBride, a city council member, was one of the city’s Black leaders who organized the event aimed at creating more momentum among Buttigieg and Black voters – something he’s struggled with throughout his campaign, the Washington Post reports.
As McBride began to speak to attendees at the event on Wednesday (Dec. 4), a man, wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt, who she said is a local activist and is not Black, grabbed the mic out of her hands and began speaking, the Washington Post reports.
This is so intersectional that there are no words.
“Where are the Black leaders who don’t have three-piece suits, leather jackets, and nice clothing?” he asked. “Who chose these people as Black leaders?”
The Washington Post reports, when he took the microphone off the lectern, shifting away from a woman in the audience who seemed to rush at him with her cane, at least a dozen demonstrators joined him in chanting, “This is a farce!”
Nina Smith, Buttigieg’s traveling press secretary, tweeted about the protest, writing, “White men, grabbing the mic, insulting us, calling us ‘uppity’ ‘purchased’ and ‘tokens’ all in support of certain white male candidates,” Smith wrote on Twitter. “Careful YOUR racism is showing.”
The obvious takeaway, Buttgieg is so unpopular with black people, he can’t even get black people to protest him.
If you look at the video, there are a ton of empty chairs. There are maybe two dozen people in attendance. There seem to be more white people than black people at this event for black leaders. And there’s a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in the back of the room.
And they’re mostly white.
Even Buttigieg’s Black Lives Matter protesters are white.