Pete Buttigieg COPIES Barack Obama Tweet From 2012

( – Former President Barack Obama is staying out of the race for the next Democratic presidential candidate, refusing to endorse anybody until the nominee is chosen. He hasn’t even endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, candidates have done everything they can to either imply that Obama supports them, or to mimic him in a way that makes voters feel like they’re ready to take the torch from him. Michael Bloomberg used Obama in his campaign footage, Biden has made repeated reference to his close friendship with the former president, and now Pete Buttigieg is ripping off his tweets.

On Sunday night, Buttigieg posted a tweet that said, “If we can light up a high school gym – we can light up a neighbourhood. If we can light up a neighbourhood – we can light a city. If we can light up a city – we can light up our country.”

It’s the usual kind of word salad we’ve come to expect from Buttigieg, but it is remarkably similar to something President Obama published in November 2012.

On November 5, 2012, the former president tweeted, “One voice can change a room. And if it can change a room, it can change a city. And if it can change a city, it can change a state.”

Are we really meant to pretend that this is a total coincidence?

Users immediately began to notice the similarities, but Buttigieg doubled down and continued posting in the Twitter thread. He followed up by saying, “If we can light up our country – we can make this nation we love shine once more as a beacon to the world.” He accompanied it with a video of supporters in a dark room, holding up lights as he spoke to members of the crowd.

Pass the sick bucket!