BREAKING NEWS – Las Vegas, Nevada – Former South Bend Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, D-Ind., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., exchanged fighting words at Wednesday night’s Democratic debate after Klobuchar decried that Buttigieg implied she is “dumb” for not knowing the president of Mexico’s name.
In an interview with Telemundo last week, three of the Democratic contenders — Klobuchar, Buttigieg and billionaire Tom Steyer — were asked who the president of Mexico is and none but Buttigieg was able to correctly name President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“You’re on the committee that oversees border security. You’re on the committee that does trade. You’re literally part of the committee that’s overseeing these things,” Buttigieg said, pointing to his rival’s placement on a number of Senate committees.
“Are you trying to say that I’m dumb? Are you mocking me here, Pete?” Klobuchar said to Buttigieg, clearly irked. “You are struggling big time with black support. Almost 75% of all NBA players are black. Can you even name the four NBA teams in California?”
“Your question is dumb, but I’ll answer it. The L.A. Lakers, the L.A. Clippers, the Utah Jazz, and the San Francisco 59ers.”