Far-Right radio host Rush Limbaugh received widespread backlash earlier this month after laughing at the idea of gay South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Presidential contender Pete Buttigieg kissing his husband on a debate stage next to "Mr. Man," President Donald Trump.
Despite the backlash, Limbaugh recently revealed that Trump himself called and told him not to apologize for his words about Buttigieg, leaving some to question whether Trump was sincere when he said recently that he wouldn't have a problem with a gay President.
Buttigieg took both of the Conservative figures head on in a CNN Town Hall on Tuesday night.
Buttigieg #CNNTownHall calling out Trump & Limbaugh for gay smears and family values https://t.co/KXoP3J1VHZ— Evan Joshua (@Evan Joshua) 1582080069.0
"The idea of the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Donald Trump lecturing anybody on family values. I'm sorry, but one thing about my marriage is it's never involved me having to send hush money to a porn star after cheating on my spouse, with him or her. So, if they want to debate family values, let's debate family values, I'm ready."
The crowd erupted in applause.
Buttigieg was referring to the 130 thousand dollars paid from Trump campaign funds to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an affair the two had in the early 2000s. Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, produced a copy of a check written to him from Trump, which Cohen then used to pay Daniels.
Cohen is sitting in prison for the transaction, while Trump is still in the White House.
People praised Buttigieg's devastating rebuttal.
I only saw some clips from these townhalls tonight, but listen Pete snatched Trump's toupee with this answer! 😂😂😂😂😂… https://t.co/Xu21cIpycu— BlackWomenViews (@BlackWomenViews) 1582091380.0
That part. https://t.co/9crexHlC9c https://t.co/7phBK6dLnL— Ryann Richardson (@Ryann Richardson) 1582085641.0
Family values is a scape goat term for people to discriminate against people who are gay, but don't want to be judg… https://t.co/Bhk7kOmS8T— Aric Nielsen (@Aric Nielsen) 1582123326.0
Seriously. Considering the Billy Bush tape exists, how can anyone look at this guy and have a problem with his fami… https://t.co/oPVKZxWy4D— Mambo Dogface (@Mambo Dogface) 1582126616.0
THE YEAR IS 2020... Conservative Christians are breathlessly supporting a president who slept w a porn star while… https://t.co/wDiBkmby6M— B.T. Harman (@B.T. Harman) 1582080969.0
Pete loved delivering that line... and he rained some 🔥🔥 on Trump and his pitiful minions. #cnntownhall #PeteOnCNN https://t.co/qaeZ0MjEpE— PublicSquare (@PublicSquare) 1582082444.0
Not my candidate but a great line https://t.co/yQarKvuZNy— Maritza Stanchich (@Maritza Stanchich) 1582083312.0
You can buy Buttigieg's book, Shortest Way Home, here.