Radio host Tony Katz said on “Fox & Chums” on Thursday that damaged-down South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a “made-for-TV candidate” making an attempt to reproduction damaged-down President Barack Obama.
Buttigieg is facing extra accusations of plagiarism after a montage emerged evaluating his campaign rhetoric to Obama’s.
Political outlet The Inform shared a video on Monday showing several rapid clips of Buttigieg and Obama with in the same blueprint worded sayings for the length of numerous stump speeches.
One example is when Obama told supporters in Virginia in 2008, “If a affirm can change a room, it’s going to change a city. And if it’s going to change a city it can change a pronounce. And if it’s going to change a pronounce, it can change a nation.”
Comparably, Buttigieg told supporters in Las Vegas on Saturday, “If we can illuminate a neighborhood then we can gentle up a city. If we can illuminate a city, we can illuminate this entire country.”
When asked about that relate comment, the Buttigieg campaign told Fox News it became as soon as a “throwback” to a rally held in Sparks, Nev., the put the lights went out, prompting attendees to drag out their cellphones to make spend of them as lights.
“Correct a belief” and “this country became as soon as built” had been the extra generic phrases that had been lined up between the 2 Democrats in the video, nevertheless things also bought very identical when “church basements” are invoked.
The two regarded powerful extra aligned when they each and each spoke of the country “vibrant as a beacon” to the arena.
“It’s so accurate,” Katz said on Thursday reacting to the “spectacular” video highlighting the similarities.
Katz said Buttigieg as soon as referred to folks calling him “unflappable,” arguing that it be been “evident” that the damaged-down mayor “wants to be identified as this Obama-frigid character.”
“He’s lied regarding the total unlit give a lift to in South Carolina, from enterprise owners or from civic leaders, which he doesn’t have,” Katz said. “He lies about what’s came about in South Bend when the residents of South Bend repeat you ‘this isn’t any longer a accurate put.’”
He added, “That is a made-for-TV candidate, he goal correct ain’t made for the Oval Build of residing of job.”
When host Ainsley Earhardt said it appears adore Buttigieg “watched videos of Barack Obama’s speeches and then took notes,” Katz replied by announcing, “Some quarterbacks see the tape, and so did Pete Buttigieg and he did everything nevertheless determine out affirm ‘Amazing Grace.’”
Following his solid showings in the Iowa caucuses and the Original Hampshire most most critical, Buttigieg came at a a lot off third in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the put he earned goal correct 14.3 p.c of give a lift to following Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 46.8 p.c and damaged-down Vice President Joe Biden’s 20.2 p.c.
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this file.