SHOCKING: Democratic Candidate Unexpectedly Drops Out of Race, Made This Call Before Making Announcement
There were actually two Democratic candidates who dropped out of the run for the presidency this weekend.
The first came Saturday after the South Carolina Primary. Tom Steyer announced his end of his campaign after a poor showing there and still failing to win any of the primaries.
Then on Sunday evening, an unexpected candidate dropped out…Pete Buttigieg.
I say it was unexpected because he actually won the Iowa Caucus and did well in some polls.
However, it seems that after Biden won South Carolina and jumped up to second place in the delegate count, Buttigieg decided that his shot was over.
Fox News reported,
Pete Buttigieg ended his presidential campaign Sunday, in an abrupt and surprising pullout that further narrows the field of Democrats less than a month after he declared victory in the contested Iowa caucuses.
“I will do everything in my power to ensure that we have a new Democratic president come January,” Buttigieg told a throng of enthusiastic and emotional supporters in South Bend, Ind., on Sunday night, in a speech marked by an upbeat and forward-looking timbre.
“We sent a message to every kid out there wondering if whatever marks them out as different means they are destined to be less than,” he continued amid chants of “USA!” and other cheers. “To see someone who once felt that exact same way can become a leading presidential candidate with his husband at his side.”
Buttigieg’s husband Chasten introduced the candidate by remarking through tears that “Pete got me to believe in myself again. … I told Pete to run because I knew there were other kids that needed to believe in themselves, too.”
What’s funny is that apparently Buttigieg tried calling Joe Biden before making his announcement but mistakenly called the wrong number. He left a message anyway giving a call back number.
Pete Buttigieg allegedly tried to call Joe Biden before he dropped out of the race but accidentally called the wrong number and left this message. pic.twitter.com/nUepPrU8Am
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