Buttigieg: The word ‘socialism’ has lost its meaning | TheHill

Buttigieg: The word ‘socialism’ has lost its meaning | TheHill

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (D) on Sunday dismissed President Trump’s efforts to portray Democratic policy pitches as “socialism,” arguing that the term no longer carries negative connotations.

“I think he’s clinging to a rhetorical strategy that was very powerful when he was coming of age 50 years ago, but it’s just a little bit different right now,” Buttigieg, the South Bend, Ind., mayor who has launched an exploratory committee to run for president, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“Today, I think a word like that is the beginning of a debate, not the end of the debate,” he added.

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