White House Watch: Buttigieg Schools Fox News

Pete Buttigieg. Photo via Facebook

Entering a conservative media realm South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed more of his campaign for President. 

On Sunday Buttigieg appeared on Fox News. The town hall program was hosted by Chris Wallace.

“There’s a reason why anybody has to swallow hard and think twice before participating in this media ecosystem,” Buttigieg said.

Other Democrats have declined to participate with Fox News.

“I won’t do a town hall with Fox News because I won’t invite millions of Democratic primary voters to tune in, inflate ratings, and help sell ads for an outlet that profits from racism and hate,” U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tweeted May 14. 

Founded in 1996 by Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Fox News has been a bastion of conservative political programming and controversial opinion hosts. Buttigieg specifically called out hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham for their sensational coverage of immigration.  Carlson has called immigrants dirty while Ingraham has compared detention centers where children have been put in cages to “summer camps.” 

Meanwhile, candidates continue to throw their hat into the ring to challenge sitting President Donald Trump. New announcements on the Democratic side include Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. A check of the FECwebsite shows Rocky De La Fuente as the nearest challenger to Trump in his own party. De La Fuente, a Republican from San Diego, California, ranks No. 16 among all contenders with $1.4 million raised.