Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, told BuzzFeed’s “AM2DM” on Wednesday that he was “sure” the former governor of his state did “not consider himself to be a racist.”
“But I think the moment you come on board with a project like the Trump campaign or the Trump-Pence administration, you are at best complicit in the process that has given cover for flourishing and the resurgence of white nationalism in our midst,” Buttigieg added.
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Buttigieg, who is openly gay, also criticized Pence for being “consistently horrible” and for holding “sincerely awful” beliefs about LGBTQ equality.
In February, he called Pence “fanatical” and said he wished he would respect his marriage.