Skip to content
Search AI Powered

Latest Stories

Mayor Pete Went on Fox News and Hit Trump Where It Hurts Over His Refusal to Participate in Virtual Debate

Mayor Pete Went on Fox News and Hit Trump Where It Hurts Over His Refusal to Participate in Virtual Debate
Fox News // Fox News

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg already went viral this week on Fox News for calling out the conflict between Vice President Mike Pence's deeply held religious beliefs and President Donald Trump's deeply held affection for adult film performers.

Now, Buttigieg—colloquially known as "Mayor Pete"—has appeared on Fox again, this time calling out Trump for his refusal to take part in a virtual presidential debate.


Two days after the chaotic first debate between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Trump tested positive for the virus that's killed over 200 thousand Americans.

The President later underwent supplemental oxygen and dexamethasone treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center before returning to the White House days later.

In light of the President's diagnosis, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the second presidential debate—scheduled for October 15—would be held virtually.

In a Fox News interview, the President said he would only participate in an in-person debate, despite still being infected with the highly contagious virus.

Mayor Pete said Trump's reluctance was due to his fear.

Watch below.

Buttigieg said:

"I don't know why the President's afraid to participate in a debate. All of us have had to get used to virtual formats ... It's not something I think most of us enjoy, but it's a safety measure. And I think part of why the U.S. is badly behind the rest of the developed world on dealing with the pandemic is because every time there's been a choice between doing something that's more safe, or less safe, this president seems to push forward less safe."

Buttigieg isn't wrong.

The day after his appearance on Fox, news broke that the President intends to hold a gathering at the White House, potentially with hundreds of people. The last gathering at the White House—announcing Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court—was considered a super-spreader event, with nearly a dozen attendees testing positive after the event.

The White House has blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from contact tracing the event.

People largely agreed with Mayor Pete's assessment.



They praised him for going on the conservative Fox News network to call the President out.






The fate of the October 15 debate looks more and more grim, with Biden agreeing to do a solo town hall appearance on ABC News in lieu of the debate, which was also planned for a town hall format.

More from People/donald-trump

Dubai Princess Publicly Demands 'Divorce' From Cheating Royal Husband In Blunt Instagram Post
@hhshmahra/Instagram

Dubai Princess Publicly Demands 'Divorce' From Cheating Royal Husband In Blunt Instagram Post

In an unexpected move, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai princess, addressed her husband's infidelity on Instagram, declaring their divorce.

Sheikha Mahra, who is daughter of the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wrote a scathing and short message to her husband.

Keep ReadingShow less
TikTok screenshot of Jodi Benson watching daughter sing; Ariel from the 1989 'The Little Mermaid'
@coolzjay/TikTok; Disney

'Little Mermaid' Star Jodi Benson Tears Up Watching Daughter Sing 'Part Of Your World' On Stage

A clip of the original voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson, watching her daughter Delaney play the lead role in a stage production of The Little Mermaid has gone viral, and Benson revealed she was moved to tears by the performance.

Posted to TikTok, the video has already garnered more than 4.2 million views in only a few days, and people on the platform said they got a bit emotional, as well.

Keep ReadingShow less
Kate Beckinsale
@houseofmuamua_

Kate Beckinsale's Custom Swimsuit Sends Blunt Message To Her Haters Online

British actor Kate Beckinsale has no time for trolls criticizing her looks.

Instead of addressing haters' unsolicited assessments of her online, the 50-year-old actor came for them with a fierce fashion statement that said it all.

Keep ReadingShow less
Kit Connor
Karwai Tang/WireImage/GettyImages

Kit Connor Is Rumored To Be Top Choice For Gay MCU Superhero—And 'Heartstopper' Fans Are So Into It

Fans of Heartstopper were absolutely chuffed and crossing their fingers after hearing rumors that British actor Kit Connor was being considered to play a known LGBTQ+ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 20-year-old has been acting since he was just 8 in numerous TV and film projects, including roles in the 2018 films The Mercy, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. He also portrayed a teenaged Elton John in 2019's Rocketman and voiced Pantalaimon in the HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials.

Keep ReadingShow less
yellow smiley face balloons
Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

People Explain Which Things Massively Improved Their Mental Health

It wasn't that long ago that mental health was only spoken of in hushed whispers due to ignorance and stigma.

But with education and awareness efforts, more people are paying attention to their own mental health and that of the people they care about.

Keep ReadingShow less