Buttigieg Blasted for Tweet Claiming Jesus “Came Into This World” as a “Refugee”

Christmas day, 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg made waves by claiming Jesus “came into the world” as “a refugee.”

Buttigieg tweeted:

Today I join millions around the world in celebrating the arrival of divinity on earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee.

No matter where or how we celebrate, merry Christmas.

Many were not impressed with Buttigieg’s characterization of Jesus.

Pastor Darrell Scott tweeted:

“Who came into this world not in riches, but in poverty, not as a citizen, but as a refugee”? When did you come up with THAT load of crap? Joseph was NOT a poor man, and Jesus did NOT come into this world as a refugee from heaven. Please stop.

Steph tweeted:

If I was choosing between you and Donald Trump as my pastor (instead of President) I’d still choose Donald Trump.

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You preach so much but you know nothing of what you speak.

“We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.” Fixed it for you. Please stop using Jesus for your platform when you don’t use him in your daily practice.

Look, Mayor Pete knows his audience—and by that I mean he knows that they don’t know much at all.

He was born exactly where his family came from, there was a mandatory census at the time. This literally makes Jesus the opposite of a “refugee” but ok, bub.