Zinger

Gay Twitter has a lot to say about this deleted tweet from Mayor Pete

Pete Buttigieg

During the Democratic debate in South Carolina this week, Bernie Sanders became a popular target among the remaining field of candidates. Pete Buttigieg prepared a zinger to go after Sanders’ reverence for the “revolutionary politics of the 1960s”, and it’s not sitting well with many queer voters.

“I am not looking forward to a scenario where it comes down to Donald Trump with his nostalgia for the social order of the 1950s, and Bernie Sanders with a nostalgia for the revolutionary politics of the 1960s,” Buttigieg said at the debate, drawing what many view as a false equivalence between the fear-driven nationalism Trump exploits and the passion of the left to affect change.

Buttigieg was clearly pleased with the line, as evidenced by him repeating it on Twitter:

But then he deleted the tweet.

Why?

It could have something to do with this response: