When a bee flies around near you, are you prone to screaming and running away as fast as possible?
Well, not Pete Buttigieg.
The Democratic presidential hopeful showed that his presidency would have a cool head when a bee landed on his tie and would not leave him alone during a speech in Elkader, Iowa.
"Well, that's an unexpected visitor," Pete Buttigieg jokes as a bee lands on his tie in Iowa and refuses to leave. "I guess I'm just that sweet."
— ABC News (@ABC) September 23, 2019
Mayor Pete eventually had to remove his tie and hand it off to someone in order for the bee to be taken outside.
Buttigieg had a rather unpleasant encounter with a bee once upon a time, which he elaborated on:
“I’m proceeding cautiously because I may be the only person you know who actually knows what bee venom tastes like…I bit into a sandwich once that had a visitor like this. And now I’m rather cautious around bees.”
Nothing rattles @PeteButtigieg. Love him.
— RomanceWritersForPete (Fan account) (@RomancePete) September 23, 2019
— 💙 Imagine Pete 2020 💛 (@HelloLynne4Ever) September 23, 2019
Always calm and steady Pete! What we need in a leader! Kind too!
— CaramelSun (@CaramelSun1) September 23, 2019
Bees are attracted to flowers…. so there you have it🤣😂‼️
— JMMP (@JMMP78340550) September 23, 2019
Make America decent again. Pete is a good human.
— Michelle B (@michf11) September 24, 2019
Mayor Pete is currently losing poll numbers, after an early lead, as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders gain momentum.
Thank you for saving the bee. 🐝 @PeteButtigieg
— Patricia James (@PatriciaPjames) September 23, 2019
He’s so seamless and calm! I mean he even unbuttons his shirt while still holding the tie! I need someone that calm in office! #PeteButtigieg2020
— Andrea (@AndreaPunksmom) September 23, 2019
Nothing beats presidential election politics season! Babies, beers and now bees. Nice touch @PeteButtigieg
— Iyke (@Biykend) September 23, 2019
That was an adorable moment. Did you orchestrate that, @Lis_Smith??
— Eliza Orlins (@eorlins) September 23, 2019
Bee like Pete. pic.twitter.com/tob8atJl9c
— Robyn Shearer (@rlpshearer) September 23, 2019
But still, Pete’s calm, practical handling of the bee is generating plenty of internet buzz.
— Brittany Isaacs (@BrittaanyNicole) September 23, 2019
To bee fair, a yellow jacket may have clashed with his outfit.
— Donnie 2 Scoops (@CarmelMcqueen91) September 25, 2019
I just love this guy… His kindness and understanding is endless.
— Becky (@becsunnybrooke) September 23, 2019
Is this cool or what? #Buttigieg2020
— Ethan Carter 🇺🇸🍑 (@epc303) September 23, 2019
Pete needs to “BEE” our next President 🇺🇸 And please share more on Buttigieg. pic.twitter.com/uWqLyVqeCw
— Toledo4Pete2020 (@Pete2020Toledo4) September 24, 2019
Mayor Pete is entering quarter 3 of his campaign with only a few months to go until the primaries. With plenty of candidates still on the playing field, will Pete “bee” able to generate enough buzz around his campaign to fly into first?
Or will the Democratic hive choose another?
How many bee puns can we squeeze into the next few months of elections?
Stay tuned to find out.
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