In an important update, according to The Daily Beast, two creepy Internet trolls of the right, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl, approached a third party in an attempt to concoct the story that the presidential hopeful had sex with the man while he was drunk.
Wohl specifically said his intent was to blunt the recent momentum surrounding the South Bend, Indiana, mayor.
The candidate told the publication that the hoax was a feeble attempt to hurt his campaign.
“It’s not going to throw us,” Buttigieg said. “Politics can be ugly sometimes but you have to face that when you’re in presidential politics.”
A 21-year old University of Michigan student wrote a piece in The Medium claiming Pete Buttigieg sexually molested him. He added that he considered suicide after the attack. He didn’t give a lot of details but claims he will provide more in the near future. This is what he wrote:
My name is Hunter Kelly. I am 21 years old. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do. For the past three nights, I have not slept even a single hour. I have vomited eight times.
I was sexually assaulted by Mayor Pete Buttigieg. I didn’t know who he was back in February, only that he told me he was an important politician. When I started seeing him on television three weeks ago as a Presidential candidate, I thought about coming forward.
I am a gay man. I have been grappling with my identity for a number of years. I live, work, and attend college in rural Michigan. I know that by coming forward, I will make a hard life even harder. But I must do so — I must do so — for my country, for other gay men like me, and most importantly to stop a very bad man from becoming President of the United States.
I must confess that this is the toughest thing I have ever had to do. For two weeks now, I have been contemplating suicide. I see myself jumping from a building or a bridge. I know that years and years of counseling may lie in front of me.
In the days and weeks ahead, I will share my full story with the nation.
Democrats say we have to believe the victim, or is that just if the victim is a woman? We’ll have to call a Democrat to find out.