To say 2020 Democrat hopeful Pete Buttigieg has struggled to gain black support, would be an understatement. A few months back, we saw this viral video circulate the internet where black voters shouted him down and rejected the idea of ever voting for him, provided with CNN commentary for extra giggles:
But the Mayor Pete campaign fell flat on their faces when they sent out an email announcing the support of "400 black South Carolinians."
There are just a few problems with this email and the announcement in general.
First, they used a stock photo of a Kenyan woman, who apparently saw her photo being used and reached out to the journalist covering the story to inquire about it.
The second issue is that apparently 42% (at least) of the people on "the list" were actually WHITE.
And finally, many of the people on the list didn't even support Buttigieg at all. Townhall believes the campaign used a round about way of determining what counted as "support" for the plan, by essentially claiming anyone who didn't opt out of the email list would be considered a supporter of the plan/Buttigieg.
You can read different takes and more detail on the entire fiasco here: