On Sunday, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg slammed detractors, branding California-born and -raised Fox News host Tucker Carlson a part of the “East Coast elite” who didn’t comprehend the working class.
Because of how he handled a hazardous trail derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Buttigieg has recently been under fire.
He has additionally drawn criticism for taking an unscheduled parental leave during the shipping crisis of 2021 and for claiming to be in the nation but actually traveling to Portugal last year as a rail strike approached.
CNN stated on Sunday:
The Transportation Secretary argued that it was “very rich to see some of these guys – the former president, these Fox presenters – who are actually lifelong card-carrying members of the East Coast elite, whose main economic policy focus has consistently been tax cuts for the wealthy, and who would not be able to navigate around a T.J. Maxx if their lives depended on it, to be portraying themselves as if they truly care about the forgotten middle of the country. Do you believe Tucker Carlson can distinguish between a Kohl’s and a T.J. Maxx?”
“Buttigieg admitted errors in a CNN exclusive interview. He claimed that he ought to have traveled to East Palestine, Ohio, sooner. He claimed that despite months of frustrating transportation issues, such as numerous airline cancellations and an air traffic control system failure, he was unable to foresee the political repercussions of the hazardous train catastrophe.”
“He responded to critics by claiming that many of the issues for which he is being held accountable are mostly beyond his direct control and only partially related to his portfolio.”
As the first openly homosexual major candidate for president, Buttigieg made his bid. He was raised in South Bend, Indiana, the son of a Notre Dame professor. He went to Harvard and received a direct commission into the U.S. Navy Reserve. Although he was twice elected mayor of South Bend, he now resides in Michigan, where his husband Chasten’s parents reside.
Buttigieg exceeded expectations during the 2020 campaign, collecting millions from Silicon Valley. Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held Buttigieg in high esteem, portraying him as an elitist whose views aligned with Wall Street’s economic priorities.
A high-profile fundraiser that Buttigieg hosted in a “wine cave” in Napa Valley, California, attracted significant notice.
The Sanders campaign established a website called “Pete’s Wine Cave” to make fun of him for mixing with the affluent.
Although Carlson is widely considered as having earned his way to the top of journalism, he was raised in affluent Californian towns. Carlson performed early-morning anchor shifts on Fox News before obtaining the prime-time TV spot.