South Bend mayor talks potholes, possible 2020 presidential bid


    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he will be out with a crew later this morning to help fill potholes. He also talked about his possible 2020 presidential bid, saying the response so far has been beyond his expectations.

    Buttigieg also addressed the possibility that President Trump will declare a national emergency to get funding for his border wall.

    “I’m not a Constitutional scholar, but it certainly does not seem to me to be the right way to go,” he said. “Look, this is an emergency of the president’s own making. The overall level of those border crossings has actually been trending down. The emergency is a humanitarian one. That’s a consequence of US policy, and he could change that with the stroke of a pen. We have more than enough real crises to manage that manufacturing your own and then saying you need emergency powers – especially if you have any kind of Libertarian instincts that you’re a little bit skeptical about a single government executive asserting more emergency power – that’s deeply problematic in America.”

    Watch our full interview in the video above.

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