At a campaign rally on Saturday in Denver, Colorado, former Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) encouraged a nine-year-old boy to come out as gay, USA Today reports.
Buttigieg read a letter that he allegedly received from the boy, Zachary Ro, in which the boy wrote “Would you help me tell the world I’m gay too? I want to be brave like you.” The boy, who was in attendance at the rally, then went up onto the stage to greet Buttigieg.
Buttigieg responded that “I don’t think you need a lot of advice from me on bravery, you seem pretty strong.” Buttigieg later tweeted out a video of the moment, saying that the boy was “an inspiration to all those wondering if they belong.”
Buttigieg has frequently made his sexual preference a cornerstone of his campaign, as he is only the second openly gay candidate for president in U.S. history. The incident is also indicative of the Left frequently using children as political puppets to push their agenda, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ crowd, even if the child in question is far too young to be deciding something like their sexual preference.