Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg wouldn’t look masculine standing next to “Mr. Man” President Trump on a presidential debate stage because he is an openly gay married man.
Democrats are “sitting there, and they’re looking at Mayor Pete, a 37-year-old gay guy … loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage,” Limbaugh told his radio show listeners while discussing what he perceives as a weak Democratic field. “And they’re saying, ‘OK, how’s this gonna look, a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband onstage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s gonna happen there?'”
Limbaugh said Democrats must be thinking, “despite all the great progress and despite all the great ‘wokeness,’ and despite all the great ground that’s been covered,” Americans likely still aren’t ready to elect an openly gay man.
He suggested some liberals may see Buttigieg’s sexuality as an asset.
“What’s gonna happen there?” Rush Limbaugh, right, asked his listeners Wednesday, referring to the prospect of a presidential debate between President Trump and Pete Buttigieg, left.
He added, “a gay guy, 37 years old, loves kissing his husband on debate stages. Can you see Trump have fun with that?”
Limbaugh received the Presidential Medial of Freedom during Trump’s State of the Union address last week, a day after he revealed he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Buttigieg has not yet responded to Limbaugh’s remarks.