During a campaign event in South Carolina, 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg referred to “dark money” as “black money” when speaking to a room of African-American voters.
“I’m not a fan of the current campaign finance system, and the reality is, it’s not going to get better in all the ways we need it to get better without a constitutional reform. So, there’s things we can and should do right away, they can deal with black money — sorry, dark money —” Buttigieg said, before the interviewer jumped in, saying, “African-American money.”
“I’m always happy to take black money contributions into my campaign,” Buttigieg said, trying to play off the awkward moment.
Pete accidentally calls “dark money” “black money” while speaking to a room of black people. He then makes it so awkward that it physically hurt to watch this video.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 11, 2020