Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Friday that he found it a little disturbing that President Trump is dreaming about him.
“It did bother me when he said he dreams about me,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor said during a Washington Post Live event.
“I don’t know exactly what goes on in this president’s dreams, but I’m certain that I want nothing to do with them,” he added.
Trump made the admission during a rally in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, telling his supporters that he had dreamed of Buttigieg. He also compared the White House hopeful to Mad magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman.
“I mean, you have Alfred E. Neuman who’s running, who’s like this guy? This guy Buttigieg,” Trump said. “Can you believe he’s doing well? He’s like the leading fundraiser. I dream about him. It’s true.”
Buttigieg said he’s not concerned about further attacks from the president should he become the Democratic nominee.
“I’m not that worried for it — I’m gay and I grew up in Indiana,” Buttigieg said Friday. “That kind of schoolyard talk doesn’t bother me. I’ve also seen a lot worse incoming than a tweet full of typos.”
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