Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg warned on Saturday that white supremacy almost led to the downfall of the United States in the past and could potentially do so again in the future.
White supremacy “is the only issue that almost ended this country,” Buttigieg said during a weekend campaign event in Iowa, ABC News reported. “We’ve had a lot of challenges in this country, but the one that actually almost ended this country in the Civil War was white supremacy,” the South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Afghanistan veteran pointed out.
“It could be the lurking issue that ends this country in the future, if we don’t wrangle it down in our time,” he cautioned.
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