The Pete Buttigieg campaign just got caught doing something rather embarrassing.
It seems they added an audio track of applause to a clip from his recent town hall event at CNN.
Why would they do such a thing?
The Hill reports:
Buttigieg campaign mocked for adding applause to CNN town hall clip
Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign was mocked Friday for editing a clip from a CNN town hall that included inserting fake applause after a remark made by the 38-year-old presidential candidate.
“To me, that is not just a concern for our generation, it’s a concern that calls on us to build an alliance among generations to try to make sure that the future really is better than the past,” Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., said in answering a question from an audience member in New Hampshire.
In the live CNN event on Thursday night, Buttigieg’s answer did not compel the audience at Saint Anselm College to break into applause.
But in a clip shared by the campaign on social media, applause was added.
See the video below:
— CPD Action (@CPDAction) February 7, 2020
He’s taking some heat for this on Twitter:
Yo @PeteForAmerica fam, let us know if you need some laugh tracks.
— CPD Action (@CPDAction) February 8, 2020
Pete Buttigieg doctored his #CNNTownHall videos by inserting artificial applause.
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) February 7, 2020
Pete Buttigieg steals elections from the multiracial working class AND inserts artificial audience applause into his videos. This guy as fake AF, not a true progressive with liberal values, at all, and the DNC is racist AF. #PeteOnCNN https://t.co/6b8CVMCVY4
— The DNC is Racist AF (@BookDevouress) February 7, 2020