Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg abruptly announced the end of his presidential bid on Sunday night after Saturday night's South Carolina primaries.
Mayor Pete's candidacy marked the first time in history an openly LGBTQ person had been a serious contender for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Sadly, that's not why President Donald Trump's eldest yet most childish son—Donald Trump Jr.—congratulated the mayor on Twitter.
Instead, Don Jr. congratulated the Mayor on what he believed to be an inevitable CNN contributor job.
Congrats Mayor Pete on your upcoming CNN contributor gig which we all know you’re getting because all they hire are… https://t.co/AkxPUBpErJ— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1583116095.0
While a losing Presidential candidate as a CNN contributor wouldn't be an unheard of step by any stretch of the imagination, the Mayor's options appear wide open. Some consider him a possible candidate for Vice President and others think they'll see him in a Presidential election possibly as soon as 2024.
It's also worth mentioning that not only Democratic presidential candidates take political contributor jobs on major networks. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who failed to clench the GOP nomination in 2016, currently works as a contributor for CNN. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee frequently sings Donald Trump's praises on Fox News.
Don Jr.'s tweet sent eyes rolling skyward.
What is it you do, again? https://t.co/s48AS8pZfc— Matthew Waxman (@Matthew Waxman)1583116390.0
At least he didn't need his Daddy to get it for him. https://t.co/l6e9yD2HOF— Shelly (@Shelly)1583119121.0
Literally all the disgraced ex trump admin minions are @FoxNews contributors 🙄 https://t.co/ecrZ6oWLMX— Smarie 🦋 (@Smarie 🦋)1583160707.0
Refresh my memory as to what you've done for the country junior. Also your credentials for going on @FoxNews & spre… https://t.co/9HfuraQSs4— Linda (@Linda)1583160068.0
I see that @DonaldJTrumpJr is keeping it classy. This tweet is another example of why this entire family needs to b… https://t.co/c4t3QJ0bOS— GreggTheBassist (@GreggTheBassist)1583152282.0
Jealous that he's more of a man than you'll ever be? https://t.co/qA0dRha9r2— Beth Shepard (@Beth Shepard)1583155872.0
"disgraced former Obama officials" How many of PRESIDENT OBAMA's former officials are in prison? Now, how many of d… https://t.co/CkeEJx1DtC— Stan Miller (@Stan Miller)1583145641.0
You're such a punk. https://t.co/292kwLjKlI— Sonya Ramos (@Sonya Ramos)1583161913.0
For what it's worth, Don. Jr's stepmother, First Lady Melania Trump, spearheads a movement to encourage healthy behavior online.
Pete Buttigieg's book, Shortest Way Home, is available here.