South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, after bursting onto the scene and becoming the media’s darling, is in a very precarious position. After announcing his run for president and going on a number of national programs, Buttigieg shot to the upper echelon of the field.
Well, now that all may be fading. A few weeks ago, a white police officer in South Bend shot an unarmed black man. Buttigieg momentarily left campaign trail and things seem to have just gotten worse for the Democrat.
Now, it appears even the media that once championed him is even turning against him. MSNBC’s Stephanie Rhule grilled the mayor, even saying that his city is in crisis and bluntly asked him if he should even be at Wednesday’s debate.
MSNBC's Stephanie Rhule grills Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg over the ongoing turmoil in South Bend, Indiana: “Your city is in crisis … given what’s going on at home, should you be skipping this debate?” pic.twitter.com/ZKWe9Qmf2N
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 26, 2019