There’s a new hashtag in town and it’s #RefundPete as his donors demand their campaign contributions back. Buttigieg is coming under fire for his secret backdoor fundraisers from billionaires and progressives feel betrayed. Between now and the Democratic convention, you will be treated to Democrats and liberals eating their own. His detractors are now calling him #WallStreetPete.
#WallStreetPete continues with private fundraisers/calling the police on protestors instead of embracing real campaign finance reform.
— Conor Bronsdon (@ConorBronsdon) December 12, 2019
The fact that #RefundPete is a thing highlights three things.
1. How good of job his campaign did at deception early on.
2. How easy it is for voters to get caught up in the platitudes and blubber and ignore the policy.
3. How much @PeteButtigieg is just white hot garbage.
— DavidGilbertPederson (@NotoriousDGP) December 12, 2019
Pro-tip: If @petebuttigieg fooled you into thinking he was a progressive at the beginning of his campaign and you donated what he thinks is pocket change, you can ask for a refund by emailing your receipt to email@example.com. #RefundPete
— Kristen Hill (@KristenAbigail) December 11, 2019
“Voters need Pete to address new concerns that at McKinsey he may have helped lay off workers in places like Michigan,” Adam Green, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder, said. His group has endorsed Warren for president, Politico reported.
Progressives have also nicknamed Buttigieg “Wall Street Pete” for donations he has received at closed-door fundraisers with affluent people, such as the one thrown by investment bankers at the Redbury Hotel near Midtown New York, according to the Daily News.
Protesters from the left-wing group New York Communities for Change had followed the presidential candidate from a fundraiser at the Upper West Side home of tech investor Kevin Ryan to one at the home of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.