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Buttigieg: I Don't Care About 'Grotesque' Trump Tweets

Trump complains about Fox giving candidate airtime
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2019 12:27 AM CDT
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers a question during a FOX News Channel town hall, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Claremont, NH.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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During the town hall event, Buttigieg said he was appearing on Fox to reach voters, though he slammed hosts Laura Ingraham, who likened child detention centers to summer camps, and Tucker Carlson, who said immigrants make the US "dirtier," the Washington Post reports. "There is a reason why anybody has to swallow hard and think twice before participating in this media ecosystem," he said, adding: "Even though some of those hosts are not there in good faith, I think a lot of people tune into this network who do it in good faith." Asked about Trump's tweets, Buttigieg said: "I don't care," though he admitted that ignoring Trump's words and actions isn't easy, reports CNN. "It is the nature of grotesque things that you can't look away," he said. (Read more Pete Buttigieg stories.)

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