Pete Buttigieg: white supremacy could be the end of America

White supremacy “could be the lurking issue that ends this country”, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has said, adding: “The entire American experiment is at stake.” The mayor of South Bend, Indiana made the stark comments to ABC News, in the midst of boiling national controversy over Donald Trump’s racist remarks about four Democratic congresswomen. ��That is the only issue that almost ended this country,” Buttigieg said. “We’ve had a lot challenges in this country, but the one that actually almost ended this country in the civil war was white supremacy.

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PR Newswire | September 28, 2023

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