Tucker Carlson said the 2020 Democratic presidential race is turning into a "victimhood Olympics," where the best way to stand out in a 20-person field is "to convince voters that you have suffered more than anyone else."

"In 2019, whining is power," he said. 

Carlson illustrated the point by pointing out the criticism of Vice President Mike Pence by candidate Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana. 

"Mayor Pete" recently told a crowd in Austin to "not judge my state by our former governor," accused Pence of "social extremism" and called him a "cheerleader of the porn star presidency."



Speaking on CNN, he also suggested that God disapproves of Pence, saying, "My marriage to Chasten [Gluzman] has made me a better man, and yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God. And that's the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand --  that if you've got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my Creator."

Carlson said Buttigieg is not talking about his support for late-term abortion or the rising murder and violent crime rates in his city since 2015.

"Pete Buttigieg doesn't want to talk about any of that. He just wants to talk about the real victim here -- himself," said Carlson.

Watch the full monologue above.


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