Pete Buttigieg Dance

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Pete Buttigieg can’t do the Pete Buttigieg dance

Apparently the mayor hasn't learned the dance moves.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Nov 21, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 10:26 pm CDT

2020 Democratic hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday that he didn’t have the “coordination” to do the dance his supporters have coined in the run up to the first caucus in Iowa.

The dance, set to “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco, involves a number of moves (that are taught to supporters by staffers) and has even been subject to some roasting on Tik Tok.

Here’s a look at it:

While his supporters are doing it, apparently the 2020 hopeful hasn’t done it himself. Buttigieg made the admission to TMZ, who first asked him if he knew about the “Mayor Pete Dance.”

“Yeah, you know, I think that joy is a really big part of this campaign and, you know, letting it all hang out—that’s a big part of that,” Buttigieg told TMZ.

When they asked whether he had learned the dance, Buttigieg continued:

“No. The less people see me dance, the better. I just don’t have that kind of coordination.”

You can see all of the TMZ report here.


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*First Published: Nov 21, 2019, 11:55 am CST