Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg looked like he was starting to gain some traction in some states, but now all that solid ground may be turning into slick mud at this point.
Things are starting to get so bad for Buttigieg that multiple hashtags have been created on Twitter about him as he has recently come under fire for hosting secret fundraisers for billionaires to donate large sums of money. His everyday donors are insulted by that because it makes it appear as though he doesn't really need their money since he has all these billionaires in his back pocket.
Therefore, many of his donors are now demanding refunds for their contributions to Buttigieg's campaign.
And that's how #RefundPete and #WallStreetPete got started. This isn't unlike anything we've already been seeing it's a dog eat dog world out there for the Democrats where they are politically devouring one another in an effort to try and stand out among the crowd.
When one of the Democrats finally wins the nomination they're going to be in terrible shape to even try and compete against Trump because they'll have already been exposed to badly by their own party.
According to The Western Journal,
“Voters need Pete to address new concerns that at McKinsey he may have helped lay off workers in places like Michigan,” Adam Green, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder, said. His group has endorsed Warren for president, Politico reported.
Progressives have also nicknamed Buttigieg “Wall Street Pete” for donations he has received at closed-door fundraisers with affluent people, such as the one thrown by investment bankers at the Redbury Hotel near Midtown New York, according to the Daily News.
Protesters from the left-wing group New York Communities for Change had followed the presidential candidate from a fundraiser at the Upper West Side home of tech investor Kevin Ryan to one at the home of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
#WallStreetPete continues with private fundraisers/calling the police on protestors instead of embracing real campaign finance reform.
— Conor Bronsdon | Green Economy & Tech (@ConorBronsdon) December 12, 2019
The fact that #RefundPete is a thing highlights three things.
1. How good of job his campaign did at deception early on.
2. How easy it is for voters to get caught up in the platitudes and blubber and ignore the policy.
3. How much @PeteButtigieg is just white hot garbage.
— DavidGilbertPederson (@NotoriousDGP) December 12, 2019