CNN: During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is asked if he’d accept money from Michael Bloomberg, discussed his views on Christianity and responded to President Trump’s support of conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Buttigieg’s sexuality.
ERIN BURNETT, CNN: So last week, Rush Limbaugh made homophobic comments about you and he said that America is not ready, he doesn’t think, for a gay president. Now, then Limbaugh — I don’t know if you know — but he gave this whole story today that President Trump told him don’t apologize… FMR. SOUTH BEND MAYOR PETER BUTTIGIEG: Oh, great. BURNETT: … for saying anything he said. Publicly, though, Trump says that he would not have a problem supporting a gay candidate. Do you take him at his word? BUTTIGIEG: Well, not if he’s sending out his supporters to talk in this way. And, look, I mean, the idea of the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Donald Trump lecturing anybody on family values… (APPLAUSE) I mean, I’m sorry, but one thing about my marriage is it’s never involved me having to send hush money to a porn star after cheating on my spouse with him or her. (APPLAUSE) So they want to debate family values? Let’s debate family values. I’m ready.