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Just about everyone is familiar with Jussie Smollett's alleged hate hoax.

Now United States Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is accusing Pete Buttigieg of something similar.


Recently, Buttigieg called Mike Pence "anti-gay". Richard Grenell, who is gay, claims Pete Buttigieg is committing a hate hoax.



Buttigieg was commenting on a video where Pence calls the former "don't ask, don't tell" policy too pro-gay for the military.

During an interview with Fox news Grenell said, after viewing the clip of Buttigieg calling Pence anti-gay:

"Mayor Pete has been pushing this hate hoax, along the lines of Jussie Smollett, for a very long time now, several weeks."

Grenell, who calls the Pences his friends, has said they are:

"...great…godly people [who] don't have hate in their heart for anyone."

He went on to talk about how Mike and Karen Pence know his partner and have accepted them.

Karen Pence has even accused Buttigieg of using her husband for notoriety. Grenell mirrored this by suggesting Buttigieg was only bringing up Pence's well-known stance on LGBTQ+ issues in order to encourage donations and gain attention as he runs for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for 2020.

Grenell questioned why Buttigieg, who would be the first openly gay President if elected, would speak poorly against a man who has spoken so well of him in the past.

Buttigieg responded by saying:

"People will often be polite to you in person while advancing policies that harm you and your family. You will be polite to them in turn, but you need not stand for such harms. Instead, you push back, honestly and emphatically. So it goes, in the public square."

Jay Lockhart, a former press secretary, questioned why a sitting U.S. ambassador would be speaking out against a potential presidential candidate on TV.

Grenell responded to the tweet that he was defending his friend.

There were many replies, wondering why Grenell seems to ignore Pence's Anti-LGBTQ+ stance.







Lockhart was not the only one to find a sitting Ambassador inserting themselves into a political campaign inappropriate. GLAAD also called Grenell's Fox News appearance.

In response, Grenell claimed GLAAD should support him because he's gay.

Whether it is an attempt to start a feud or an attempt to derail Buttigieg's run for President, it seems as though Pence and his friend Dick Grenell want to forget his history of anti-gay actions while in public office.

We remember, Mike and Dick, we remember.

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