Mayor Pete Went on Fox News and Eviscerated Donald Trump. It Was Great.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been taking Fox News down a notch—through his appearances on Fox News.

The onetime Democratic presidential candidate has been a frequent guest on Fox News in the final weeks of the election, cutting through the network’s sycophantic coverage of President Trump while delivering a zinger or two along the way.

Buttigieg sees his appearances on Fox as an opportunity to share a liberal viewpoint with the network’s largely conservative viewers. “People are tuning into that network in good faith,” he said during an appearance on The Tonight Show. “How can I be mad at a voter or a viewer for not supporting my perspective if they’ve literally never even heard it? So it’s my job to get that perspective out there.”

Listen to some of Buttigieg’s takedowns below:

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