There's a saying in politics that if you have to explain yourself, you are losing.
If that is the case, Mayor Pete is taking a butt-whooping.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg started swearing during an interview with CNN, proving he was lying.
The small town mayor told CNN that the president's visit to East Palestine was "somewhat maddening."
"To see someone who did a lot to try to gut not just rail safety regulations, but the EPA, which is the number one thing standing between that community and a total loss of accountability for Norfolk Southern, and then show up giving out bottled water and campaign swag?" Buttigieg said.