Latest Fact-checks on Pete Buttigieg Pete Buttigieg stated on January 26, 2020 in a Fox News town hall in Des Moines: "More than 80% of Republicans think we ought to at least be doing universal background checks." Pete Buttigieg stated on December 9, 2019 in an interview published by The Root: Says that in South Bend, Ind., the "black poverty fell by more than half on my watch." Pete Buttigieg stated on November 20, 2019 in Democratic primary debate in Atlanta: "The president had to confess in writing, in court to illegally diverting charitable contributions that were supposed to go to veterans." Pete Buttigieg stated on October 30, 2019 in an interview: "When it comes to electability, every single time my party has won the presidency in the last 50 years, it’s been with a candidate who was new on the national scene, hadn’t spent a lot of time in Washington, and represented a new generation of leadership." Pete Buttigieg stated on October 15, 2019 in a Democratic presidential debate: Americans "say that what they want is a choice" to join a single-payer system like Medicare rather than ending private insurance. Pete Buttigieg stated on August 28, 2019 in a tweet: Says President Donald Trump has been "taking money Congress authorized to protect people facing disaster in order to indefinitely detain asylum seekers." Pete Buttigieg stated on August 5, 2019 in a Medium post: "The Trump Administration cut funding allocated to the Department of Homeland Security to combat white nationalism." Pete Buttigieg stated on July 4, 2019 in an event in Carrol, Iowa: "A black person is four times as likely as a white person to be incarcerated for the exact same crime." Pete Buttigieg stated on April 22, 2019 in a town hall: Says he has "more executive experience than the vice president." Pete Buttigieg stated on April 7, 2019 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "We cut unemployment by more than half" in South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg stated on April 1, 2019 in a podcast interview: "Since 1973, the income of the bottom 90 percent, so pretty much all of us, didn’t budge, or even retreated a little bit." Pete Buttigieg stated on January 31, 2019 in an interview: "I have more military experience than anybody who’s arrived behind that desk since George H.W. Bush."