Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his team were criticized Thursday for their “slow response” to the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment disaster.
Buttigieg arrived the day after former President Trump delivered truckloads of bottled water and other aid, as well as purchasing McDonald’s for residents and the fire and police departments.
“The American public doesn’t seem to be very confident in your ability to do your job. Will you be resigning anytime soon?” asked Kalen D’Almeida, Frontlines reporter.
“I’m not here for politics,” Buttigieg said. “I’m here to make sure their community can get what they need.”
He added, “At this time, I want to be speaking to community leaders.”
Alexandra Caffrey, Buttigieg’s press secretary, quickly offered to help the media under one condition: turn off the cameras.
“I don’t want to be on camera, please, she said. “I’m sorry I don’t want to do this one camera. I’m happy to talk to you guys off camera.”
When asked why she explained, “I think that is a little aggressive.”
On Tuesday, Buttigieg brushed off a female Daily Caller reporter when she asked him about the railroad disaster in East Palestine, Ohio.
“I’m taking some personal time,” he told reporter Jennie Taer.
Then, Buttigieg told the reporter that he was taking her photo. Very creepy. Super creepy.
It sure looks like Trans Secretary Petey and CNN anchor Donnie Lemon have the same issue with female journalists. Watch below.