Pete Buttigieg’s Response To His New Nickname Draws Criticism

Hannah Bleau

Over the weekend, President Trump unveiled a new nickname for Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg: Alfred E. Neuman.

“Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” Trump said during an interview with Politico.

“We have a young man, Buttigieg. Boot-edge-edge,” he continued. “He’ll be great representing us against President Xi of China. That’ll be great. I want to be in that room, I wanna watch that one.”

The nickname isn’t “Twitter” official, but it likely will be at some point soon. It’s only a matter of time.

Buttigieg responded to his new nickname, but his reaction’s drawing a lot of criticism.

He said he had to Google the name because he didn’t get the reference, and he attributed his lack of knowing to a generational gap.

It’s not exactly a great excuse though. Ever heard of Mickey Mouse? Wasn’t he created in the 20s?

People are calling him out for his lame excuse.

Thoughts?