Former Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been making occasional appearances on Fox News, introducing their viewers to a more liberal perspective of politics.
Oftentimes, his answers, which almost always cast the President in a bad light, go viral on Twitter, where liberals love to see Fox News hosts being made to hear some sense.
Buttigieg's most recent appearance was no exception.
He appeared on Fox to pitch Joe Biden's energy policy to the channel's viewers, but his most viral moment was a scathing critique of President Trump's continued campaign rallies.
Buttigieg commented to host Marth MacCallum:
"Yeah, I'm not really sure all of those visits from Donald Trump are really helping him though, right? I look at Omaha, where he left his supporters out freezing in the cold, which is a great metaphor for how he's treated his supporters more generally across the country."
"In Arizona you've got a bunch of people in a rally that has the potential to be a spreader event, which kind of symbolizes his inability to lead us out of this pandemic."
Trump's rallies are a metaphor for how he views his own supporters. Happy to have them cheer for him, only to leave… https://t.co/hKnjHluBUo— Pete Buttigieg (@Pete Buttigieg) 1603932399.0
Though some Democrats think Buttigieg visiting Fox News lends the channel too much legitimacy considering the misinformation spread by many of its program, the Indiana native believes he's reaching potential voters.
Mayor @PeteButtigieg tells Jimmy why he has been making Fox News appearances #FallonTonight https://t.co/45iTH98VeN— The Tonight Show (@The Tonight Show) 1603945419.0
Fox News seems to have a penchant for bringing @PeteButtigieg on so he can decimate Trump on air. https://t.co/JgP8L7yv0e— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1603934603.0
@briantylercohen @PeteButtigieg Who wants to see Pete take on Kayleigh? He would absolutely destroy her😂— Jim Dwyer (@Jim Dwyer) 1603935096.0
Buttigieg's point in this clip was a simple one.
How can the President's repeated willingness to harm his own supporters be helpful?
@briantylercohen @PeteButtigieg Wow, it’s as revealing about Fox as it is about Trump. The harm to Trump supporter… https://t.co/ZOYOans1Lg— Jim McCarrick (@Jim McCarrick) 1603942699.0
@briantylercohen @PeteButtigieg I love how Pete went there even during primaries to get his message across. He is a… https://t.co/wNVZTiaTzi— Cara-tesora-mia (@Cara-tesora-mia) 1603989739.0
@PeteButtigieg Fox can't handle the truth.— Dr. G. (@Dr. G.) 1603972709.0
MacCallum seemed a bit flustered by Buttigieg's pushback on President Trump's "strategy."
@PeteButtigieg Brilliant! Spot on! I can't believe they keep inviting you 😂— Diana (@Diana) 1603932472.0
@PeteButtigieg Love Pete!!!!— Brian Still, M.D. (@Brian Still, M.D.) 1603932514.0
Many online pointed out that Fox News doesn't seem to care about the actual effect Donald Trump has on real people—only the political implications of his actions.
@PeteButtigieg Buttigieg's host says near the end, "We'll see whose strategy turns out to be the right one." As i… https://t.co/PMByeJKVkN— Monty 🇺🇸Lincoln's Speeches🇺🇸 Boa (@Monty 🇺🇸Lincoln's Speeches🇺🇸 Boa) 1603941602.0
@briantylercohen @PeteButtigieg We'll find out whose strategy is the right one? How many Americans are in their gra… https://t.co/lmiGM4PzOt— thesecondellen (@thesecondellen) 1603943003.0
Whether or not he swayed any conservative voters, Buttigieg certainly made a good impression on his fellow liberals.
@briantylercohen @PeteButtigieg Petty Pete on Fox News is my favorite Pete. 😂😂😂@Doubttom— Chubs1889 (@Chubs1889) 1603934846.0
@briantylercohen @PeteButtigieg Honest question: What is Fox News doing? They have to be playing 3D chess here so… https://t.co/J5hhbzBRaB— 2jetallgo 🧢 (@2jetallgo 🧢) 1603934970.0
@briantylercohen @PeteButtigieg She’s heard that line! They can’t ever even utter the truth. He DID leave them in t… https://t.co/chXVxj5EF5— BajanGirlXx (@BajanGirlXx) 1603966666.0
Only time will tell whether Buttigieg's appearances on Fox make any difference in the lives of Republicans but at least they're giving him some viral attention on Twitter in the meantime.