Reporter Regrets Viral Misquote Of Pete Buttigieg

Mediaite reports:

LA Times reporter Evan Halper appeared to have captured a remarkably newsworthy moment when during an interview with presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend Mayor laid blame of Donald Trump at the feet of former President Barack Obama.

The last paragraph included the following comment “The failures of the Obama era help explain how we got Trump,” which is a starkly critical comment of the still wildly popular political figure in Democratic circles. And not surprisingly, this comment quickly went viral.

When the misquote went viral yesterday, it was often accompanied by a #ByePete hashtag, which trended last night.