Several top 2020 Democratic contenders are taking shots at South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg.
A New York Times report reveals that the widespread annoyance comes after Buttigieg declared last week that the Democratic primary race was a “two-way” race between him and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.).
Former vice president Joe Biden—who leads Buttigieg in virtually every poll—responded with mockery, joking to reporters, “Well, good, I hope they do well.”
It wasn’t the first time that Biden had smirked at Buttigieg. After the 37-year-old candidate launched his exploratory committee in January, Biden greeted him as “Mr. President” during a meeting with several other mayors, in a “voice dripping with condescension,” according to the Times.
Other candidates have mocked Buttigieg as well, citing his youth and relative lack of political experience as disqualifications for his candidacy. read more