While speaking at King Jesus International Ministry in Miami, Donald Trump claimed that Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other Democrats are trying to replace religion with socialism.
The Donald then openly questioned if Mayor Pete was as religious as he claimed.
“And I see Alfred E. Neuman comes out and he’s trying to pretend he’s very religious,” Trump said, referencing the former mayor as the MAD Magazine mascot.
“Now all of a sudden, he’s become extremely religious, this happened about two weeks ago,” Trump continued.
Buttigieg, a former Catholic who is openly Episcopalian, clapped back with 8 simple words: “God does not belong to a political party.”
God does not belong to a political party.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 4, 2020
Buttigieg elaborated further on Trump’s remarks during a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
“I’m not sure why the president’s taken an interest in my faith journey, but certainly I would be happy to discuss it with him,” he said. “I just don’t know where that’s coming from, you know. Certainly, it has been a complex journey for me, as it is for a lot of people, but I’m pretty sure I’ve been a believer longer than he’s been a Republican.”
Pete responds to Trumps attack on his faith…just now on MSNBC.
"Pretty sure I've been a believer longer than he's been a Republican."
Pete shoots, he scores. pic.twitter.com/fscS4n0RUi
— David Hynek (@DavidHynek99) January 4, 2020