Donald Trump Jr went on the far-right Newsmax network and trafficked in blatant homophobia when he referred to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as "that gay guy" and claimed that he was in his position merely because of his sexual orientation.
“Peter has no business in that position, but he’s the guy who had no business running for president. But they let him do that because he was gay, and they checked off a box, and then he didn’t win, but, well, he’s the gay guy, so we’ve got to give him something, let’s make him Transportation Secretary. What does he know about it? Nothing.”
Republicans and those on the right have sought to attack several LGBTQ members of President Biden’s Administration and cast them as unworthy of their positions.
Pete Buttigieg graduated from Harvard & Oxford. He’s fluent in 7 languages and an accomplished pianist who was invited to accompany a symphony orchestra.
Pete Buttigieg was an Intelligence Officer who served in Afghanistan. He was mayor of South Bend Indiana and he became the first LGBT cabinet member, nominated by President Joe Biden as Transport Secretary.