NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Mayor Bill de Blasio took a shot at Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday night, telling the Democratic candidate he should “try not to be so smug when you just got your a—kicked.”
De Blasio, who ran for the 2020 Democratic nomination himself before dropping out last year amid poor polling numbers, tweeted twice at Buttigieg from his personal Twitter account after Buttigieg criticized Bernie Sanders, the projected winner of the Nevada caucuses.
In his first tweet de Blasio wrote: “@PeteButtigieg, you clearly don’t understand the movement @BernieSanders has built. It reflects the true values + hope of working people in America. They simply want a country that puts working people first. Your critique tonight speaks for the American elite, not the majority.”
He followed it up with: “And hey @PeteButtigieg, try to not be so smug when you just got your ass kicked. You know how we form a winning coalition to beat Trump? With a true multi-racial coalition of working Americans: something @BernieSanders has proven he can do + you haven’t. Dude, show some humility.”
De Blasio endorsed Sanders earlier this month and has become a surrogate in the Sanders campaign.
Buttigieg came in third place in Nevada, behind Sanders and Joe Biden, who took second place.
Buttigieg was critical of Sanders after he was declared the projected winner.
“I believe the best way to defeat Trump and deliver for the American people is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports us on critical issues,” Buttigieg said Saturday evening as the results came in, according to The Hill. “Sen. Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.”
Buttigieg continued: “I believe that we can bring an end to corporate recklessness and bring balance to our economy by empowering workers, raising wages, and insisting that those who gain the most must contribute the most,” he continued. “Sen. Sanders sees capitalism as the root of all evil. He’d go beyond reform and reorder the economy in ways most Democrats — let alone most Americans — don’t support.”