May 7, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Pete Buttigieg: "I can't imagine" God being a Republican

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told NBC's "Today" on Tuesday that he uses his Christianity to show people that religion is not "a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party, and if he did, I can't imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House."

The big picture: Buttigieg, an Episcopalian, has long used the, "God does not have a political party" line on the campaign trail, but his new insinuation that God would not be a Republican could cause a stir. Trump's approval rating among white Protestant voters is at 69% since March, a dip from 2016.

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