Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Why Sharing the Stage with His Husband Is a Reason to be Hopeful

  • Published on Apr 19, 2019
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about how his experience as Mayor has prepared him for the presidency, sharing his campaign announcement with his husband and marrying a couple on their way to have a baby.
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  • Ricky Tjahyadi
    Ricky Tjahyadi Hour ago

    Such an intelligent, compassionate, down to earth candidate..., i wish he would win, but I doubt that America is ready to have an openly gay President which is really really sad

  • Willem Joubert
    Willem Joubert 3 days ago

    Is he the wife?

  • R
    R 4 days ago


  • Nathan Fielure
    Nathan Fielure 7 days ago

    "Buttigieg worked for a global consulting firm, McKinsey, from 2007-2010. The firm's predatory practices were one of the major causes of the Great Recession. During his time there they aggressively pushed Oxycontin and collaborated with the Saudi government, which punishes homosexuality with death. Despite appearances, Buttigieg does not represent a break from the past. He is in favor of jailing his fellow veteran and queer sister Chelsea Manning. He is a proud imperialist and an extoller of racist "All Lives Matter" rhetoric... A Buttigieg presidency unequivocally threatens the well-being of people the world over who are subjected to America's imperialist whims. He supports drone strikes, concealing war crimes, and growing our military-industrial complex. There is simply too much life at stake to entertain the deadly ambitions of this McKinsey cypher."

  • Anita Subramanian
    Anita Subramanian 9 days ago

    Obama 2.0

  • Desirable Jodie
    Desirable Jodie 10 days ago

    what do people say about his work where he's mayor?

  • Victoria Galvin
    Victoria Galvin 20 days ago +4

    I strongly believe that the more people know who Pete is and what he’s about, the stronger his chances are of earning the nomination. Right now people only recognize Biden and Bernie. I hope Pete can get there!

  • karen taylor
    karen taylor 21 day ago +2

    I'am voting for Pete, our next President! People may not know all about him yet but they will, wait till he gets on stage for debates, people will be very impressed with him! We need someone fresh and new for our counties future!

  • Jasmin Contos
    Jasmin Contos 22 days ago

    For anyone who's genuinely curious about his policies:

  • Hsin Kuo
    Hsin Kuo 22 days ago Take a look, and hopefully Mayor Pete can give credit.

  • Allen .Murray
    Allen .Murray 23 days ago +2

    At the age of 37 this man has already done more for this country and its citizens than our current so called president has in his 70 plus yrs

  • caa9ify
    caa9ify 23 days ago +2

    I really like him, he's competent, empathetic, and articulate. Hes definitely of my choices for the presidency.

  • EuroFrench
    EuroFrench 23 days ago

    Opinion | Dear Republicans: Stop using my father, Ronald Reagan, to justify your silence on Trump
    Even those of us who aren’t Republicans deserve better from our public servants.
    Read in The Washington Post:

  • owen c.
    owen c. 23 days ago +1

    it gives me hope to see him be so friendly about his running mates in the presidential race

  • Amin Zahid
    Amin Zahid 23 days ago +2

    All comments are positive and loving. I don't exactly why People love Pete Buttigieg? You sold my heart, will vote you.

  • Casey Sierhuis
    Casey Sierhuis 24 days ago

    this practicing homosexual deviant is the dumber twin of pee wee Herman !

  • uofmd
    uofmd 24 days ago

    look I do not care if you are gay or straight. Kissing is one PDA is do not agree with.

  • Devin Cockerille
    Devin Cockerille 24 days ago +1

    What an all star

  • microwaved coke
    microwaved coke 25 days ago +1

    *"thank you for sharing that photo with the american people"*

  • Queen of Moderation
    Queen of Moderation 25 days ago

    I won't be voting for him because of his corporatist policies in South Bend which has put many black/brown family on street to let investors build luxury condos on their homes, didn't do a thing to improve the lead level in the minority neighborhoods drinking water, has the highest income disparity between white and blacks under his leadership, outlawed panhandling, and more. I could care who who sleeps with or who he prays to. The legacy he left in South Bend is just inhumane and wouldn't want that for the country.

    • Greg K
      Greg K 24 days ago

      Let me guess. You'll be voting for Bernie.

  • Marcos Martinez
    Marcos Martinez 25 days ago +3

    "Not opponents but competitors." Basically respecting and asking himself and the other candidates to up their game! Loves it!

  • discoverytube
    discoverytube 25 days ago

    Pete "breath of fresh air", lol....same tag line in the comments on every video of this clown, its getting old, people. Truth is, all Pete Buttigieg does is bust nuts in Butts.

  • Hamad Osuna
    Hamad Osuna 25 days ago

    I Think We All Need A Little More Shirley Temple, Seth.

  • Left anti pc
    Left anti pc 25 days ago

    Why is it whenever I see guys kissing I feel disgusted, but I don’t have the same problem with two girls?

    • Greg K
      Greg K 24 days ago +1

      Because a heterosexual man sees 2 women kissing and he thinks (almost always wrongly) that he could jump right into that. Since heterosexual men aren't attracted to other men, there's nothing to imaginary to jump into. It's also cultural. Ancient Romans didn't have much of a problem with homosexuality. They considered it normal, but a leader had to take the dominant role in the relationship. The insult wasn't calling someone queer, it was saying that the leader was the passive partner getting the reach around.

  • l h
    l h 26 days ago

    fancy words and excellent speeches from homosexuality is NOT what this country wants...way far from it. We all know homosexuality is everywhere coming out and exposing. There is many ways of helping our country, but as President. ...NO.... you will end up endangering our country!

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 23 days ago

      l h
      Endangering our country? How, exactly, does that work?

  • mistertee
    mistertee 27 days ago +1

    This guy just blows my fucking mind every time he speaks. He needs to be the next President.

  • jelaninoel
    jelaninoel 28 days ago

    I cannot believe this is the guy they are championing

  • Brian Murphy
    Brian Murphy 28 days ago

    Platitudes of feel-good 'personality' stuff. He's intelligent, I like him in a general way, certainly....but, he would absolutely be (pre-trump) more-of-the-same. The phony post-Clinton 'left' (Wall Street, Pharma, oil, corrupt military investment etc etc etc) are manicuring and massaging him all day all night via every commercial media outlet as their new darling so they can hopefully continue get away with all the same, while hiding behind the issues of him being the first gay president (the same as they did with Obama as first black president). With Pete in the White House, nothing would change at all with any of the major issues. All you would have is an MSNBC/CNN that 'loves' him, masses entranced by his intelligence (which will seem like chocolate after orangeman, sure), and a right that hates him - it would be Obama all over again (and yes, I like Obama as a person blah blah) where nothing at all gets done, zero essential changes made. Citizens United would remain, there would be nothing close to a Glass Stegal, no single payer healthcare for all, no tuition-free colleges and trade schools. No attempt at taking on any of the monsters. Just platitudes and 'personality'. Bernie 2020.....OBVOIUSLY.

  • Birdie Jeffers
    Birdie Jeffers 29 days ago

    Let me just preface this by saying Seth is awesome, his show kicks ass & Major Pete has my vote 👍 But in more serious news:
    WTH is up with the Late Night IG acct!?! Link in bio for "Get Social With Late Night" on Instagram took me to an IG page for NBCTV. Ok, no big deal. Right? WRONG!!!
    The whole page has ONE post with ONE picture & that's of a parking lot!!! 🤨
    What the Actual F***?
    IDK whether to roll my eyes or bust a gut laughing 🤣🤣🤣

  • bruce C
    bruce C 29 days ago

    Seth is the best 😘

  • Robin Garrett
    Robin Garrett 29 days ago

    Wait. Did he say by the power invested in me?

  • Laura Anseeuw
    Laura Anseeuw 29 days ago

    What a nice human being! Certanly and sadly not something americans will support, they like Dicks like trump, so they are really represented. But the idea!!!... is just too good to be true.

  • Tinthia Clemant
    Tinthia Clemant 29 days ago +1

    Imagine having a president again who can speak clearly and truthfully. Ahhhhhhhh.

  • flaggerify
    flaggerify Month ago

    I didn’t know he was gay. No chance I fear of being elected.

    • flaggerify
      flaggerify 27 days ago

      LordHealey Yes but there are more black people than gay people. Also he’s pretty young and probably comes across as too learned for the dumb electorate.

    • LordHealey
      LordHealey 27 days ago

      People said the same thing that America would never elect a black man called Barack Hussein Obama

  • L J
    L J Month ago +1

    When I vote for someone, I look at their spouse, and watch how they interact. In 2016, there wasn’t much choice using this method. Emotional honesty, and genuine affection count for a lot.

  • Evan Harris
    Evan Harris Month ago

    Pete bores me to tears. Get yang on the show already.

  • MyGoldenFro
    MyGoldenFro Month ago

    LOL that totally did look like the set of Parks and Rec!

  • David Manhart
    David Manhart Month ago +4

    He passes the "would you have a beer with him" test.

  • nicholas williams
    nicholas williams Month ago

    Stop backing mayor Pete. He is a hotty but he needs to lose because he is a centrist, we need Bernie. There is a reason Pete wrote an essay about Bernie (a real progressive).

  • Max Glocksine
    Max Glocksine Month ago +2


  • Pedro Moura
    Pedro Moura Month ago +1

    Hey, look, one more President Pete interview, I mean Mayor Pete, for now... hehe #PeteforPresident2020

  • JG
    JG Month ago +1

    He looks like a mix of Trudeau and Macron 💗

  • Brandon
    Brandon Month ago

    Pete Buttiegieg should not have gone out of his way to smear Sanders supporters. That's a very large group of voters he just kicked to the curb. We need a president for all the American people, not just for some of the people. As such I can no longer consider him. Shame on your Pete Buttiegieg. Source:

  • Survive Thsht
    Survive Thsht Month ago

    Who cares who screws who. I swear people live their lives like a porn movie. Just stop hurting each other. That matters more.

  • Julio Perez
    Julio Perez Month ago +2

    I like this guy more for president the more I hear about him!

  • James Harris
    James Harris Month ago +1

    The way the audience applauded at seeing the picture caused a little lump in my throat. It gives me hope that one day just maybe we can all finally come together as not white or gay or a particular group but just fellow Americans.
    On that day America will truly be great again.

  • marlonious
    marlonious Month ago

    He's just a classy guy :)

  • John Frankovich
    John Frankovich Month ago

    Pete "The Savior" Buttigieg

  • Mike Maven
    Mike Maven Month ago

    seth was uncomfortable...

  • // osivot
    // osivot Month ago

    I ain’t ever seen the dude

    MICHGO1 Month ago


  • Albert May
    Albert May Month ago

    Buttgig is Mr. Bean .

  • Rishab Bramta
    Rishab Bramta Month ago +1

    The picture of Mayor Pete and his husband Chasten on the stage was just beautiful.

  • rjcass33
    rjcass33 Month ago

    I’m really liking this guy.

  • bill lazur
    bill lazur Month ago

    I wonder who these people are that give the thumbs down? I feel sorry for them

  • professormancaptain
    professormancaptain Month ago +1

    1. Seth's joke about the mayors office was great.
    B. I quite like this Pete fellow.

    • Sean Knutson
      Sean Knutson Month ago

      III. Your list formatting is inconsistent. 😉

  • Tyler Robertson
    Tyler Robertson Month ago +1

    He reminds me of kennedy. not very substantive, but young and charming. he’s not my favorite but he’s got a good shot, i think

  • Johann Popper
    Johann Popper Month ago

    Democratic Party policy is literally merely saying the opposite of there being a massive humanitarian border crisis vis-a-vis extremely harmful drug addiction and brain damage and overdose death and undercutting of jobs for poor Americans and massive displacement and dispossession of Latin & South Americans, will make the problem magically go away. Buttigieg sits there and accuses the one man who is trying to do something positive to solve the problem of doing what his own party is, in fact, doing. This is the height of untruth, and each and every one of you who are fixated on this man's sexuality and inspiring candidacy are simply choosing not to look at reality.

  • Linda Thalman
    Linda Thalman Month ago

    Pete and Ellen for President - co-presidents. What fun would that be?

  • Mauricio Carrillo
    Mauricio Carrillo Month ago +1

    So excited for him to be president

  • Rock Hash
    Rock Hash Month ago

    Bernie 2020!

  • EMS
    EMS Month ago

    1:34 - yech.

  • Pundit2k
    Pundit2k Month ago

    Trump 2020 Pete 2024

  • 22grena
    22grena Month ago +1

    This person has been selected by the globalists to be their next puppet. Never vote for the oligarchs man. Listen to E Michael Jones he will put you straight

  • simon leaf2
    simon leaf2 Month ago

    Mayor Pete, a big hello from England! You are going to be a great President!

  • Henry Mv
    Henry Mv Month ago

    He can have a fucking interview whitout people asking for being gay!!!!!

  • rennatdm
    rennatdm Month ago

    Seth Meyers simply loves peter.

  • Be the Change
    Be the Change Month ago

    Pete may be likeable but don't trust him for a milisecond. He had a private meeting with Neera Tanden (harpie scum) to figure out how to poison Bernie to the public. He is Obama 2.0. Why won't people realize that it was
    Clinton AND Obama that paved the way for Trump. If we are going to change things, PLEASE, let's NOT go backwards.
    BTW, you likely know this, but buddy Pete was opposed to Obama's pardon of Chelsea Manning. Disgusting!!

  • Jonathan Moore
    Jonathan Moore Month ago

    i think more equal then most.. i just don't understand why he needs the drive of his campaign to be that he is a sexual homosapien being! i don't know if people got what homosexual means..? i mean we are all sexual but the purpose of life is for life.. and that is for self so people is he for you or for his cause..? which is how most campaign go. and then where does a future go?

  • TheQueenLycan
    TheQueenLycan Month ago

    Another corporate shill the establishment shat out using the most shitty of tactics: identity politics. He's young, he's gay, and spouts sanctimonious platitudes. I urge you all to look into his policy positions and what has happened in his city since he's been mayor. If a candidate isn't pushing their policies from the gate and relying almost entirely on"likeability", they have something to hide. Establishment politics 101 here, folks.

  • Ida  Seitter
    Ida Seitter Month ago +1

    I was a congressman when you were writing essays about ME 😂 😂... love Bernie but his time has passed, his message has been adopted by the next generation (which I thought was the point)-- Buttigieg/ Harris 2020 ❤️

  • Joshua Rodriguez
    Joshua Rodriguez Month ago

    Hes what america is and CAN BE. People like him are who the average american person admires NOT TRUMP. It's time we remind the world of our values.

  • bellamoon
    bellamoon Month ago

    Pete, the GOP have no values for Trump to beckon to.

  • Linda R
    Linda R Month ago

    I think he's great, ✌but I'm scared that an America that voted for Trump isn't ready for him. I hope some people see how horrible Trump is in general and use that to change their minds....

  • God Father
    God Father Month ago +2

    Just trying to buy the gay votes like kamala buying the black votes.

  • Brendan Bergmann
    Brendan Bergmann Month ago +1

    This guy went from being unknown to me, to being in my top 3 candidates for 2020

  • Elena Eisenhardt
    Elena Eisenhardt Month ago

    He‘s great ♥️

  • tbrag
    tbrag Month ago +2

    People can change, sometimes to the worst. His essay on Bernie Sanders was a really nice statement for an 18-year-old. Now, he's part of the 'Stop Sanders' DNC Team, according to the NY Times. What happened? No issue with him running for office, but accepting to join meetings to take down one of your political idols shows that he might not be fit for such a grand job. We had many 'nice' people taking high office and getting corrupted in the process. Changing mind about policies and values is fine, but I'm looking for someone that has and will remain firm to their principles. So it's Warren or Sanders for me.

    • bruce C
      bruce C Month ago

      tbrag ... 👊🏽

  • MrSwj2009 ____
    MrSwj2009 ____ Month ago +1

    Read the New York Times article about Mayor Pete meeting with Dem establishment bigwigs -- Pelosi, Shumer and Neera Tanden -- to strategize on how to stop Bernie Sanders from taking over the nomination. So Mayor Pete is a back-stabber. Who would of thought. :/

    • bruce C
      bruce C Month ago

      'back-stabber', NAH ! .... a 'team player' .... just on the wrong team 😠

    • Blackdogsmatter
      Blackdogsmatter Month ago +1

      Strategize?...they’d just rig it like Hillary did.

  • demah19961
    demah19961 Month ago +2

    I’m sorry but this guy is a fake progressive.. the fact that he’s campaigning as a progressive is just hypocritical..

  • Jeremy Dale
    Jeremy Dale Month ago +1

    All this fawning over this guy in the comment section is enough to make me gag. It looks like what ever was responsible for getting Trudeau elected in Canada is coming to America next.

  • R. Ben Bahry
    R. Ben Bahry Month ago

    If Americans didn't elect you come to my country. I'll vote for you

  • Luke Devine
    Luke Devine Month ago +1

    We stan.

  • Dale Holmgren
    Dale Holmgren Month ago

    Before this is removed, please check out - the surname Buttigieg literally means "Lord of the Chickens". I am not making this up:

  • cytherians
    cytherians Month ago +1

    Response to Sanders: "You've been at this for decades. I think it's time for a new generation to take it on."

  • Speider
    Speider Month ago

    How do you pronounce Buttigieg?

  • Jeffrey Paul
    Jeffrey Paul Month ago +1

    Better than Trump, but people won't get behind a gay, homicidal (government trained) war criminal. War is wrong. I like Bernie, he is against war, booty-gig profited from murder of innocents.

  • Connor Jensen
    Connor Jensen Month ago +3

    Not one policy-related question. Just focus on these cute little stories and ignore the fact he's a corporate sellout just like the rest of the establishment candidates.

    • Bryan MacDonald
      Bryan MacDonald Month ago

      Haha bingo at least you looked through the facade

  • Antonius Britannia
    Antonius Britannia Month ago

    Pete Buttigieg 2020

  • peter baxter
    peter baxter Month ago +1

    Washington will chew him up and spit him out in little pieces.

  • bluejedi24
    bluejedi24 Month ago

    This guy is so smart, so kind, so genuine. Would make a great president.

  • Steve Dawson
    Steve Dawson Month ago

    I heart this boi.

  • Matt Erbst
    Matt Erbst Month ago

    This guy is just this month's establishment pick to sap votes from Bernie Sanders so they can use superdelegates to steal the primary from him again in the 2nd ballot if he gets under 50%.
    Also Pete butt judge is advocating for compulsory conscription to millitary service.

  • Policies Matter!
    Policies Matter! Month ago / highly recommended watching these two videos.

  • Policies Matter!
    Policies Matter! Month ago

    Pete is just a corporate dem hidden as a progressive.

    • Policies Matter!
      Policies Matter! Month ago

      He doesn’t support medicare for all, college for all or pulling out of all the wars we have been in for 20 years. He’s just like Beto O’Dork or John Hickenlooper.

  • MadDog 1980
    MadDog 1980 Month ago

    Go Pete!!!!!

  • Gmail Account
    Gmail Account Month ago

    everyone should check out the story where someone in South Bend who only spoke Arabic went to the hospital and Pete came and acted as a translator

  • Sharman Galloway
    Sharman Galloway Month ago

    His little laugh ar 4:12 was so charming and contagious. Funny,charming,caring and smart as a whip,what a breath of fresh air..the anti Trump.

  • Tom Groebe
    Tom Groebe Month ago


  • Michele Kett
    Michele Kett Month ago +1

    Bernie and Pete, what a combo. Wisdom experience, all that Bernie brings and youth, sexual diversity, intelligence and openness from both of them.