Pete Buttigieg got an enthusiastic reception at a Fox News town hall Sunday where he explained the importance of restoring moral authority to the office of president and appointing judges that back reproductive rights.
He also criticized President Donald Trump over reports that he’s considering pardoning service members accused of war crimes.
But the response that generated one of the biggest rounds of applause was his dismissal of Trump’s signature form of communication.
“The tweets are – I don’t care,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said when asked how he would deal with Trump’s tweets and insults if he wins the nomination.
Calling Trump’s tweets a distraction from the real issues, Buttigieg said he gets that “It’s the nature of grotesque things that you can’t look away.”
In fact, two hours before the event at a New Hampshire high school, Trump criticized the network for “wasting airtime” on Buttigieg.
“They forgot the people who got them there,” Trump tweeted.