American politicians have been made fun of by Mad magazine for decades. Therefore, Pete Buttigieg might not need to worry too much.
"Pete Buttigieg, who is he? The long-running satirical journal tweeted on Friday in response to a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate's admission that he had never heard of Alfred E. Neuman before President Donald Trump compared him to Mad's mascot, the cartoon creature with a gap in his smile.
In an exclusive interview with POLITICO on Friday, Trump stated that Alfred E. Neuman was unable to be president of the United States.
The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg, 37, responded to the jab in San Francisco by making fun of the president, 72.
He admitted, "I'll be honest: I had to Google that. "I suppose it's simply a generational issue. I didn't understand the allusion. It's amusing, I suppose.
Although Mad has mocked Donald Trump numerous times throughout his presidency, the publication hurried to defend the prevalence of its distinctive red-haired cover boy on Twitter, whose freckled face is frequently paired with the phrase, "What, I worry?"
In a comment that Mad retweeted, one Twitter user stated that there is "no way I'm voting for somebody who has never read a mad magazine."
Even though Neuman's fame peaked more than 20 years ago, a future president nonetheless referred to him in 2008. At the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, one month before his general election contest with the late Sen. John McCain, then-Sen. Barack Obama compared himself to the figure.
Obama said, "There is no other group in America that I'd rather be hanging out with right now. It's been remarked that I have Alfred E. Neuman's ears and Smith's political views.
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