Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg would not reverse the move of the US Embassy in Jerusalem: "What is done is done" Buttigieg did not reverse the relocation of the US Embassy in Jerusalem : "What is done is done" until the war in Iraq MORE said he did not think he'd be the first gay president when he was elected to the White House in 2020.
Asked about the possible attacks of his sexuality on the part of Republicans, the mayor of South Bend, in Indiana, told "Axios on HBO": "We've probably had some excellent gay presidents – we did not know which ones. "
"People will elect the person who will make the best president," Buttigieg said. "And we had some excellent presidents who were young. We had some excellent presidents who were liberals, "adding that some were probably homosexuals.
"Do you think we have a gay commander-in-chief?" Asked host Mike Allen.
"I mean, statistically, it's almost certain," replied Buttigieg.
But hope for 2020 indicated that he would not speculate on former presidents who could have been homosexuals.
"My gaydar does not even work very well in the present, let alone retroactively," he said.
If he was elected, Buttigieg would be the first openly gay American president.
Recent polls show that while trailing behind other candidates for the 2020 Democratic primary, including the former vice president Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden calls for equal pay for the US women's football team Biden calls for equal pay for the US women's football team Yang: Standing next to Biden on the debate scene, would help strengthen the recognition of the name MORE, Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersConfused by polls? Observe the first primary states – not national figures Confused by polls? Look at the first primary states – not Biden's national numbers leading in the first electoral states, followed by Warren, Sanders: PLUS poll (I) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for the American women's football team Biden calls for equal pay for the US women's Trump team unshakeable in denials while support for dismissal increases MORE (D) – Buttigieg has some influence in the first states to vote as well as in the main primary states, including South Carolina.