Mayor Pete Buttigieg acknowledged that he would face challenges as an openly gay presidential candidate if he ultimately faced President Donald Trump in the general election.
“I’m from Indiana, I’m gay as a — I don’t know, think of something really gay — that’s how gay I am,” he said in an interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin.
Levin warned Buttigieg that Trump campaign would most certainly turn homophobic.
He said that he considered himself pretty physically fit, but admitted that he was tempted a lot by unhealthy campaign food on the trail.
“He’s pretty good at running stuff by me, and I’ll run stuff by him for a gut check too,” he said.