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"The past was never quite as good as advertised"

What is your Black agenda?

How has South Bend changed you?

What have you learned in recent weeks when engaging with African American voters and leaders on the campaign trail?

How can you convince African Americans that you should be the Democratic nominee?

What is your reaction to the fact that Black individuals in South Bend showing their support for you were spoken over by a protestor at a recent event?

If elected President how would you construct the racial makeup of your cabinet and staff?

What would you say to white Americans who might have hard feelings about Black Americans being helped specifically in your Douglass Plan?

Do you agree that we should make sure we don't just talk about the poor in discussions about Black America but that we also talk about the Black middle class?

How can you convince Black voters that the Douglass Plan is more than just a theoretical paper or a wish list?

What did you learn by meeting with African American pastors during your mayoral campaign?

How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

What are you doing or planning to do to better reach minority voters?

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

How are you going to connect with Black voters?

What is one thing you learned today talking to Al Sharpton?

What's the case you're going to prosecute against Trump?

Why does Trump's rhetoric about going back into the past work?

How do you beat Trump in the industrial midwest?

Is the current president the worst president we've had?

What does it tell you that Biden and not Warren or Sanders is leading in head-to-head polling against Donald Trump?

Are you ready for President Trump's hostility if you are the nominee?

How do you ensure that you beat Trump?

Pete discusses his approach as the Democratic nominee against Trump.

How do you talk to voters who are alarmed by Trump's erratic behavior and want to go with a safe option?

You're asking voters to take a risk on something new and different by voting for you. How is that message different from Trump's?

How do you criticize bad policies from Israeli leadership without falling into a trap of Trump attacking you as being antisemitic?

The conservative media continually positions the Democrats as socialists and communists. As president, how are you going to contradict this?

Do you respect President Trump?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

Why should a moderate, pro-life conservative who despises Trump vote for you?

Do you think it's important to give Americans an alternative to Donald Trump's temperament?

Do you have expectations about the upcoming release of the redacted Mueller Report?

Do you think that Democrats in Congress are doing the right thing by investigating Trump and his finances?

What is your opinion about the Democratic party impeaching Trump?

How do you deal with Trump and his insults, attacks, and tweets?

What is your Middle Eastern policy with regards to the Iran deal and Israel/Palestine relations?

Pete explains why he's a Democrat.

How do you beat Trump?

How do you align thinking and faith?

Are we in a populist or nationalist time around the world?

Pete explains how the values of freedom, security, and democracy lead you in a progressive direction.

How do you make an impression in a debate to break through to the very top tier?

How would you stand up against China?

What does an effective policy at the US-Mexico border look like to you?

How do you restore US credibility after the Trump administration?

What are we missing in our counter-terrorism operations that there are more Sunni extremists today than on 9/11?

What are we missing in our counter-terrorism operations that there are more Sunni extremists today than on 9/11?

Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.

Pete explains why one pillar of American foreign policy must be to defend and promote American values.

Pete lays out what the tasks for the next president will be in American foreign policy.

Pete explains why the American model must stand strong to counter authoritarian models around the world.

Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to the African continent.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to China.

Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.

Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.

Pete introduces his "bumper sticker" platform of freedom, security, and democracy.

From your time on the ground in Afghanistan, what is the biggest lesson you would take into the Oval Office?

Pete talks about why we need to change our focus from the current administration and towards the future of America.

What would your posture be towards the world leaders who violate human rights?

How do you deal with Trump and his insults, attacks, and tweets?

What do you think the big picture of the future of the American economy is?

Have you thought about the idea of universal basic income?

"The past was never quite as good as advertised"

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about how South Bend's story translates to America as whole.

How do you say to people that you have a better answer than Trump?

What priority do you place the diminishing sense of community on the list of problems we have to address in this country?

How would you make Medicare and Medicaid solvent and expand Medicaid?

How do you turn automation & artificial intelligence into forces for economic good?

What are your plans for education?

How do you pay for a public option?

What are you going to do about the current issues with Medicare?

How much of your city's problems are a result of the decline of manufacturing?

Are you worried that better wages for Uber and Lyft drivers will cause more automation?

If trucks become automated and truck drivers lose their jobs, what do we do?

Where do you see the role of the federal government when it comes to education?

Pete discusses the failures of American foreign policy in the Trump administration.

Pete lays out the troubling global trends in world politics that are occurring right now.

How do we avert an unemployment crisis and prepare people for the changes we will face from job automation?

You mentioned “guaranteed income” as something to explore in relation to job automation. What do you mean by that?

What changes would you make to America’s health care system to help improve equitable health care access?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

How does today's technology such as AI or self-driving cars affect the policies that you would make?

How do you beat Trump in the industrial midwest?

How do you beat Trump?

Is the impeachment process helping or hurting the Democratic race for president?

Why do you not reject donations from big donors?

Mayor Bloomberg said Donald Trump would "eat up" the competitors currently in the Democratic race. Is he right and can you beat Trump?

Are you ready for President Trump's hostility if you are the nominee?

How do you deal with the sentiment that more "seasoned" politicians like Bloomberg or Biden are a "safer set of hands" to take on Trump?

How do you ensure that you beat Trump?

How do you respond to Trump's latest dig at you at his Baltimore rally?

Do you feel like you've built enough of a foundation in South Carolina to do well here?

What does a win in Iowa look like to you?

Pete discusses his approach as the Democratic nominee against Trump.

Why do you deserve Black Americans' votes compared to your competitors?

How do you talk about or not talk about Trump?

Are you running for Vice President, if you don't win?

Is there a risk for the Democratic Party in creating small-dollar donation criteria?

How do you talk to voters who are alarmed by Trump's erratic behavior and want to go with a safe option?

How do you criticize bad policies from Israeli leadership without falling into a trap of Trump attacking you as being antisemitic?

Can you say more about your position on campaign finance and getting big money out of politics?

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

Should President Trump be impeached?

You said you regret calling Trump a draft dodging chicken hawk. What is your current approach to dealing with Trump?

Do you think it's important to give Americans an alternative to Donald Trump's temperament?

What do you think of the idea that an older white man is needed to beat Donald Trump?

What is your opinion about the Democratic party impeaching Trump?

How do you deal with Trump and his insults, attacks, and tweets?

What is your Black agenda?

How has South Bend changed you?

What can you point to in your record to earn the vote of Black Americans?

What have you learned in recent weeks when engaging with African American voters and leaders on the campaign trail?

How are you getting your message out to the Black voters in South Carolina?

How do you get one-on-one time with the Black community at your events?

What is your reaction to the fact that Black individuals in South Bend showing their support for you were spoken over by a protestor at a recent event?

Why does it feel like politicians only want to learn about issues in the Black community when they are running for president?

How do we know you are serious about helping the Black communiity?

How does your candidacy resonate with older voters?

What did you learn by meeting with African American pastors during your mayoral campaign?

Have you heard the tapes recorded by the South Bend police chief who was fired?

How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?

Was your "1000 Houses in 1000 Days" initiative really a success?

Based on his performance in the first primary debate, is Biden out of touch with today's Democratic Party?

What are you doing or planning to do to better reach minority voters?

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

What is one thing you learned today talking to Al Sharpton?

Why do you think you are doing poorly with Black voters and what are you doing to change that?

What can you point to in your record to earn the vote of Black Americans?

How do you respond to the idea that your sexuality may be an issue for older Black voters in South Carolina?

Why haven't your poll numbers moved substantially with African Americans yet?

How are you getting your message out to the Black voters in South Carolina?

Do you feel like you've built enough of a foundation in South Carolina to do well here?

How can you convince African Americans that you should be the Democratic nominee?

How do you respond to the idea that people might consider the Douglass Plan pandering?

Why do believe black women are the "backbone of the Democratic Party" ?

How do you improve your poll numbers with Black voters?

Why do you deserve Black Americans' votes compared to your competitors?

What is your reaction to the fact that Black individuals in South Bend showing their support for you were spoken over by a protestor at a recent event?

Is the Douglass Plan meant to help you with Black voters?

Why does it feel like politicians only want to learn about issues in the Black community when they are running for president?

What message do you want to send to black women voters?

How can you convince Black voters that the Douglass Plan is more than just a theoretical paper or a wish list?

What did you learn by meeting with African American pastors during your mayoral campaign?

How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?

Was your "1000 Houses in 1000 Days" initiative really a success?

What are you doing or planning to do to better reach minority voters?

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

How are you going to connect with Black voters?

Are you having fun campaigning?

What is the biggest regret in your professional life?

Was the book part of the campaign?

What should Democrats learn from the Trump campaign in 2016?

How do you beat Trump?

What's your experience and sense of the New Hampshire voter?

You seemed to suggest you thought you would be in the race longer than Joe Biden. What do you see happening with Biden's campaign?

How are you getting your message out to the Black voters in South Carolina?

How do you get one-on-one time with the Black community at your events?

Five months in, how has the trail been treating you?

Tell the story of the kid on the campaign trail that hit you in the face.

Do you ever wonder why your success in this race came early?

Are you concerned about peaking early?

How do you respond to the idea that people might consider the Douglass Plan pandering?

How do you improve your poll numbers with Black voters?

How much do you think about how much to make your LGBTQ identity part of your campaign?

Are you running for Vice President, if you don't win?

Have you been surprised by your popularity?

Whats the disconnect between the money you've raised and your early popularity in polls?

Is this a campaign to prepare to run for president another time?

Are you walking the talk with unionization in how you pay your campaign workers and whether you negotiate with them as a union?

Why does it feel like politicians only want to learn about issues in the Black community when they are running for president?

How have things been on the trail?

What is Chasten's value to you in the campaign?

What are you hearing on the ground in Iowa about voter's views on impeachment?

Pete explains how he will model service in his campaign.

What is the coolest thing that has happened to you campaigning?

Pete gives closing remarks at Fox Town Hall.

Does having more than 20 democrats in the race for president hurt all of you?

What was the moment that you decided to enter the presidential race?

How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?

How did the first weekend campaigning in Iowa go?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

Pete announces that he is running for president of the United States.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

You are doing really well so far. Is this what you planned or are you surprising yourself?

How do you scale up your campaign to the national level?

Are you going to have kids?

What are you doing or planning to do to better reach minority voters?

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

How hard a decision was it to decide to run for President?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Was your husband supportive of you running for president?

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about seeking a personal life.

In your personal life, what is the hardest thing that you ever faced?

How do you break the "you are either with us or against us" mentality on the left?

Why aren't you focused on local and state races? Why are you running for President?

Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.

When did you realize you were gay?

What's the story of your first date with Chasten?

How did you know you were accepted by Chasten's family?

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Pete thanks everyone in his concession from the DNC chair race.

What did it mean to you personally to win the Iowa caucuses?

What did it mean to you to look at Chasten at the moment when you came out on top in Iowa and recognize how far you'd come?

How much do you think about how much to make your LGBTQ identity part of your campaign?

What would you say to voters who support you and your policies but won't vote for you because of your sexual orientation?

What is Chasten's value to you in the campaign?

When you and Chasten kick back, do you have a guilty pleasure?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?

We've had First Ladies. If you're elected President, what would Chasten be?

What was the moment that you decided to enter the presidential race?

What grounds you?

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

Pete thanks his family at his campaign announcement event.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Are you going to have kids?

Chris Wallace gives a closer look at Pete's life and career at Fox News Town Hall.

Should we do nation building to make it safer in the places where refugees come from?

Has Trump given away leverage with negotiations with the Chinese by reversing course on recent tariffs?

Is Hunter Biden stepping down from the board of a Chinese company a tacit acknowledgement that there was at least the appearance of a conflict of interest?

What is your response to this "Phase One" trade deal with China?

What would you do as president if China continues to encamp Muslims?

How do you respond to the complaint of the tech industry that if they get guardrails they won't be as innovative as China?

How would you stand up against China?

What needs to be done to calm tensions in Hong Kong?

What do you make about how President Trump is handling the situation in Hong Kong?

What would your policy be in dealing with China with respect to the current trade war and the protests in Hong Kong?

Would you press China to close Uigur concentration camps?

As president, what would you do to create a better trade relationship with Beijing?

Is Trump lying when he says we're "taking in billions from China"?

How would you handle trade with China differently than Trump?

Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.

Pete explains why the American model must stand strong to counter authoritarian models around the world.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to China.

Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

What do you think of the trade war and tariff battle with China?

What would your posture be towards the world leaders who violate human rights?

If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?

On climate change, what is your reaction to the Green New Deal?

Do you have political concern about the Green New Deal in red states?

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about how South Bend's story translates to America as whole.

How does your age and perspective set you apart and help you in this field of candidates?

How would you approach trying to reverse the assault on science?

As president what would you do to combat suburban sprawl and auto dependency, as it relates to climate change?

Can you give a big picture of how you plan to address climate change?

Explain your belief that the Green New Deal is "more of a goal than a plan."

What do you think of the proposition that we should be carbon-free by 2030? Is that unrealistic?

What does "intergenerational justice" mean?

How can this country afford and adjust to the Green New Deal in such a short amount of time?

What climate change proposals are you making?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

How would you deal with climate change?

Are there federal policies you look at and think that we're really getting the balance of efficiency versus morality wrong?

What is your definition of a national emergency?

What are your views on the Green New Deal?

Why a millennial for the nominee?

What is your position on Trump's national emergency for his wall and would you ever use that power to act on something like climate change?

What are your thoughts on fusion energy?

Pete introduces his economic plan for rural America.

Will conservation incentives for farmers be attractive enough to work?

Is Andrew Yang's idea that "it's difficult for someone born in the 1940s to have a natural understanding of the issues facing America today" part of your pitch for president as well?

You called climate change "a sin." In what way is climate change a transgression of God's laws?

Why are you running for President?

Pete discusses his approach as the Democratic nominee against Trump.

Pete delivers his closing statement at the second Democratic primary debate on CNN.

How do you make your proposed changes and heal the pain that's happened in the country?

"The middle of the country can be a huge part of the solution to climate change."

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

What specifically are you planning to do on environmental issues, with a focus on vulnerable communities?

How important do you think water is to America?

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

You've said you support the framework of a Green New Deal. How do you respond to the criticism that it will cause companies and jobs to go overseas?

Is a carbon fee part of how you would fund the research and development necessary to combat climate change?

If you're president how do you respond to the fact that the Amazon is burning?

How are we going to encourage preventative action to mitigate climate change instead of continuing to spend money dealing with the aftermath of extreme weather events?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

If you win this election, what are the policies you would implement in the first 90 days?

Pete lays out what the tasks for the next president will be in American foreign policy.

Pete explains why climate change presents a national security risk.

Pete briefly summarizes his approach to combatting climate change at home.

Pete explains how we can build a framework for climate diplomacy.

Pete proposes a Community Health Corps, an Intergenerational Service Corps, and a Climate Corps as part of his national service plan.

What specific legislative action do you plan to take to tackle climate change?

How can we move the conversation in America to finding realistic solutions to climate change?

As the youngest candidate, what sets you apart and what do you think has been unfair criticism of millennials?

What do you think are the most important policy priorities in terms of climate?

Does the country need generational change among Democratic leaders?

Pete explains why climate change is a security issue.

Do you think that Joe Biden's time is up?

How does something like the idea of national service get off of the drawing board when we are wired as a country to reject the raising of expectations or mandates?

How will your climate plan help farmers impacted by climate change in the Midwest?

How do you sell some of these big ideas to people who aren't as liberal?

What are your plans to mitigate climate change?

What are your views on foreign policy, like the Iran Deal and the Paris Accord?

Pete gives his closing statement at the NBC News Debate.

What do you think the big picture of the future of the American economy is?

I appreciated the letter you wrote to the Muslims in South Bend after the New Zealand attack. Did the city appreciate that?

What can we do prevent another Ferguson and help bridge racial divides in communities that don't want to address it?

What priority do you place the diminishing sense of community on the list of problems we have to address in this country?

How has the opioid crisis affected South Bend?

How has the opioid crisis affected South Bend?

How do you turn automation & artificial intelligence into forces for economic good?

How would you address forgotten communities nationally?

Were you surprised that you ended up back in South Bend?

What's sexier about being mayor of South Bend than people realize?

As POTUS, how would you set a national arts policy?

How can we work with things like telecommuting so that people can work in the communities that they live?

How do we deal with the issue of losing local tax revenue because the internet allows people to buy things from anywhere?

Pete lays out how we must take care of our veterans.

How will your national service plan build off of existing local infrastructure and how will you make it accessible to all who want to serve?

How do we avert an unemployment crisis and prepare people for the changes we will face from job automation?

How will you ensure veterans can effectively transition from service to civilian life without needing government aid?

How can Americans trust that you can get it done on racial issues?

What's your lane in the wide field of Democratic candidates?

What is the difference between you (progressive democrat) and Bernie Sanders (democratic socialist)?

What is the best idea you've heard from one of the other Democratic candidates?

Did you see Bernie Sanders as a role model? And do you still?

Some of your competitors have called the attack "an assassination." Would you consider the killing of Soleimani an assassination?

Since you share youth and military experience with Tulsi Gabbard but disagree with her on foreign policy issues, is that experience enough to guide your foreign policy judgement?

Are you suggesting some of your rivals are not being upfront about raising taxes on the middle class to pay for their health care plans?

You seemed to suggest you thought you would be in the race longer than Joe Biden. What do you see happening with Biden's campaign?

Do you share Julian Castro and Cory Booker's concern about Joe Biden's age and fitness for office?

What does a win in Iowa look like to you?

How do you make an impression in a debate to break through to the very top tier?

Should age be an issue for older candidates?

Why do you deserve Black Americans' votes compared to your competitors?

If you don't get the nomination, do you have a favorite candidate?

Do you plan on doing anything differently during the next debate?

What's your strategy for the next debate in trying to get to the top of the field?

Do you think it's too early to start attacking people in the debates?

Do you believe the issues around Biden, Biden's son, and Ukraine are open issues?

You once won an essay contest praising Bernie Sanders. Do you still feel the same way?

Were you comparing Senator Sanders to President Trump in your comments about voters who are stuck economically?

Do you think we need to "blow up the system"?

Does having more than 20 democrats in the race for president hurt all of you?

How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

Do you think you're benefitting from white male privilege?

Do you have a position on the bipartisan legislation to criminalize support for the BDS movement?

Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?

What in your experience illustrates the political & people skills needed to get your programs through Congress?

What if people say 'I like Pete, but he's not a senator or governor.' What's your plan for winning the presidency?

What are your thoughts on Steve King remaining in Congress after his history of racist and offensive comments?

How are you going to get Congress to act?

Will you withdraw all U.S. service members from Afghanistan by the end of your first year in office?

Should voters take age into consideration when choosing a presidential candidate?

What would "targeted military action" in Syria look like?

Pete advocates for renewed congressional oversight in matters of war and peace.

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

Do you think Congress should start impeachment proceedings against President Trump?

Do you think the House should pursue impeachment proceedings against President Trump?

Should President Trump be impeached?

Should President Trump be impeached?

Do you have expectations about the upcoming release of the redacted Mueller Report?

Do you think that Democrats in Congress are doing the right thing by investigating Trump and his finances?

What is your opinion about the Democratic party impeaching Trump?

What is your Black agenda?

Everyone's missing the point of reparations. How do we systematically undo the damages to the Black community from a history of white supremacy?

How do we reform prisons to create real correctional facilities so prisoners can contribute to society?

How do we help people with the transition after incarceration when they can be kept out of jobs because of their previous incarceration?

What's your position on pardons?

Would you approve of the legalization of recreational marijuana?

What will you do to break the cycle of poverty in America?

What is your Black agenda?

Is the Douglass Plan meant to help you with Black voters?

Does the Douglass Plan stand a chance of passing?

How can we trust you to deal with police abuses as President?

How do we combat cynicism in young people who see the situation in Israel and think the it seems futile?

What are your plans for criminal justice reform?

How would your criminal justice plan create jobs to help boost the Black economy for people returning home from prison?

Should some of the programs for the formerly incarcerated be implemented even before they leave prison?

What did you do for Black people in South Bend?

Would you legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes?

Do you agree with Senator Sanders that prisoners, such as the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to vote?

How can you convince Black voters that the Douglass Plan is more than just a theoretical paper or a wish list?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?

What do you think about the electoral college?

What is your Middle Eastern policy with regards to the Iran deal and Israel/Palestine relations?

What are your thoughts on the politicization of the judicial system?

What reform do you think is needed most badly for American capitalism?

Who are the people you think of when you think of Afghanistan?

How do Democrats get back to the middle ground and work for the American people?

How would you go about implementing the changes you'd like to make to our democracy?

What is your position on statehood for Puerto Rico?

Is partisanship a threat to democracy?

What's your Democratic bumper sticker?

Pete gives his bumper sticker message: Freedom, Democracy, Security

Pete on what we need to do to strengthen our democracy

Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub

What are your thoughts about ways to return democracy to people like those of us in this room, and how do you intend to fund your own campaign?

Pete explains how the values of freedom, security, and democracy lead you in a progressive direction.

Explain your your proposed bold reforms of the system and of the Supreme Court.

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

How are you planning to make America a more inclusive democracy?

What are you going to do about US policy around the Cuba embargo and US policy around Venezualen refugees?

What do we do to contain the threat of Russia?

How do you restore US credibility after the Trump administration?

How confident are you that the general election will be a fair election?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

Pete discusses the hopeful developments in world politics that have happened in modern times.

Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.

Pete explains why one pillar of American foreign policy must be to defend and promote American values.

Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to Latin America.

Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.

Pete explains why and how we must fix our democracy.

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

Pete talks about reforming our democracy.

What did you mean specifically when you said the first thing you'd do is fix our democracy?

What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?

In an America where Donald Trump is upsetting the norms of our country, it feels both important and precarious to enact bold structural reforms like those you've proposed. What are your thoughts?

Where do you stand on the ideological spectrum in the Democratic Party?

How do Democrats win back the heartland?

Why shouldn't the Democrats revert to a centrist platform?

How will you navigate running as a white man in the Democratic primary?

Do you consider fairness to also be a value that the Democratic Party should stand for?

Why do Republicans hate Democrats?

Is the impeachment process helping or hurting the Democratic race for president?

Pete delivers his closing statement at the second Democratic primary debate on CNN.

Why do believe black women are the "backbone of the Democratic Party" ?

How do you keep everyone united in the Democratic Party, like with the friction between Pelosi and "The Squad"?

Is there a risk for the Democratic Party in creating small-dollar donation criteria?

You're asking voters to take a risk on something new and different by voting for you. How is that message different from Trump's?

How do you feel about how the DNC has handled the debate rules?

How much do you trust the DNC and the Democratic Party to keep it together for the election?

Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.

Are you concerned that embracing Medicare for All means that Republicans will paint Democrats as socialists?

Does having more than 20 democrats in the race for president hurt all of you?

How will you continue talking about your faith without turning off a huge part of the Democratic Party?

Pete reads from his book about his concession from the DNC chair race.

Do you think it's the case that Biden has been around Washington too long and the Democratic Party has since changed?

Based on his performance in the first primary debate, is Biden out of touch with today's Democratic Party?

If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?

What do you think about the electoral college?

You talk about expanding the court from nine justices to fifteen. Explain.

Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?

Would you support overturning Citizens United?

How would you go about implementing the changes you'd like to make to our democracy?

What is your position on statehood for Puerto Rico?

Pete discusses the reforms needed to fix our democracy.

How do you appeal to people who voted for Trump to "burn the house down"?

Explain your your proposed bold reforms of the system and of the Supreme Court.

Explain your your proposed bold reforms of the system and of the Supreme Court.

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

How are you planning to make America a more inclusive democracy?

What would you consider to be the nation's most urgent problem?

How do you respond to the criticisms about changing the Supreme Court?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

If you win this election, what are the policies you would implement in the first 90 days?

Pete lays out the structural reforms that can revitalize our democracy at home to help restore our legitimacy abroad.

Pete explains why and how we must fix our democracy.

Can you speak a little more on the Electoral College and your justification for completely eliminating it versus modifying it?

You've been very vocal about the decaying electoral college. What would you do to fix the democratic process in America?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

Pete talks about reforming our democracy.

What did you mean specifically when you said the first thing you'd do is fix our democracy?

What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?

In an America where Donald Trump is upsetting the norms of our country, it feels both important and precarious to enact bold structural reforms like those you've proposed. What are your thoughts?

How does something like the idea of national service get off of the drawing board when we are wired as a country to reject the raising of expectations or mandates?

What would your day 1 be as president?

Do you think direct engagement with North Korea is making the threat of thermonuclear war greater or worse?

What should the US be doing with Maduro?

How would you respond to the attack on the Saudi oil fields and the threat of war from Iran?

How much harder will it be to negotiate pacts with other countries after Trump?

What do we do to contain the threat of Russia?

How would you ensure that US taxpayer dollars won't be used to fund annexation?

What would you do to try to engage the Palestinians and strengthen them as a partner for peace?

How can we use US leadership to make life better for the people of Gaza even as we're dealing with the threat of Hamas?

How would you move forward in diplomacy with Iran after Trump's abandonment of the JCPOA?

What can we do about election security in the digital age?

Pete defines what we should proactively do to prevent conflict around the world.

Pete explains why the Iran deal was a success and should be rejoined.

Pete explains how we should proceed in North Korea.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Russia.

Pete advocates for a diverse and highly capable new generation of professionals serving in our national security establishment.

Pete reflects on how his time serving in Afghanistan informed his philosophy on foreign policy.

What is your take on the situation in Venezuela and how would you respond if you were President?

Under what circumstances would you consider the use of military force?

What are your views on foreign policy, like the Iran Deal and the Paris Accord?

Can you speak about our problems with class and color in this country?

As a woman, why vote for Pete over the well qualified female candidates?

How will you navigate running as a white man in the Democratic primary?

If you couldn't vote for yourself, who would you vote for, and who are you looking for as a running mate?

Can you commit to having a person of color as your vice president?

What would you be looking for in a Supreme Court justice?

How do you respond to scrutiny around the issue of race?

Why don't you think it will be a problem that you are gay?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

Despite your experience in a diverse city like South Bend, do you think you have enough experience of the diversity of the country to truly say that you understand those communities?

Would you consider Kamala Harris as your vice presidential pick, and does her dropping out indicate an issue with diversity in the race?

Is there an issue with diversity given that the debate stage will contain fewer people of color in December?

If elected President how would you construct the racial makeup of your cabinet and staff?

Do you think the success you had in Iowa and New Hampshire translates to the upcoming primaries which have a more diverse electorate?

What would you say to voters who support you and your policies but won't vote for you because of your sexual orientation?

What can we do to make sure we keep recruiting Black military officers who often need scholarships to participate?

Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.

If you're President, how do you make sure people have equal opportunity in the workplace no matter how old they are?

What's on the secret tapes regarding the demotion of South Bend's Black police chief?

How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?

What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

What is the plan to increase diversity on the South Bend police force?

Do you think that Joe Biden's time is up?

What exactly is the struggle with recruiting diverse police officers?

What have you learned in running for president about identity and diversity?

What does "I couldn't get it done" mean in your primary debate answer about the South Bend Police?

What are you doing or planning to do to better reach minority voters?

Do you think you're benefitting from white male privilege?

What can you point to in your record to earn the vote of Black Americans?

Why haven't your poll numbers moved substantially with African Americans yet?

Pete summarizes some of the policy plans he has released, ranging from health care to national service.

How do you convince Black voters that you will show up for them after the election?

How can you convince African Americans that you should be the Democratic nominee?

Why do you compare the Douglass Plan with the Marshall Plan?

Is the Douglass Plan focused just on Black Americans?

How do you respond to the idea that people might consider the Douglass Plan pandering?

How do you improve your poll numbers with Black voters?

What is your Black agenda?

Is the Douglass Plan meant to help you with Black voters?

Does the Douglass Plan stand a chance of passing?

You have called for a commission on reparations. Have you given more thought to the idea of reparations?

What would you say to white Americans who might have hard feelings about Black Americans being helped specifically in your Douglass Plan?

What specifically is the Douglass Plan going to do to economically empower Black people?

How does the Douglass Plan benefit Black entrepreneurship specifically and not just "women and minority-owned" businesses?

How would your criminal justice plan create jobs to help boost the Black economy for people returning home from prison?

How would your criminal justice plan create jobs to help boost the Black economy for people returning home from prison?

What did you do for Black people in South Bend?

How do your plans directly affect communities of color?

How can you convince Black voters that the Douglass Plan is more than just a theoretical paper or a wish list?

Was your "1000 Houses in 1000 Days" initiative really a success?

What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?

On climate change, what is your reaction to the Green New Deal?

What do you think the big picture of the future of the American economy is?

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

How do you plan to reach out to midwestern voters who voted for Trump?

How would you rebuild the middle class and how do you ensure that no one in America is living in extreme poverty?

How do you say to people that you have a better answer than Trump?

Let's talk about your record in South Bend.

How can this country afford and adjust to the Green New Deal in such a short amount of time?

What is the relationship between fairness and growth?

What are your views on the Green New Deal?

Are concerned that the economy may not be as robust as it seems?

Whats the most important thing to do to protect our future economy?

Why are you running for President?

What is your plan for retraining workers whose jobs are at risk?

Pete delivers his closing statement at the second Democratic primary debate on CNN.

Is this going to be an election where the Democrats can win back control, especially in a good economy?

If there is one rule related to tech that you would push for, what would it be?

Is putting together a Asian Pacific alliance that doesn't involve China the best way to confront China?

As president, what would you do to create a better trade relationship with Beijing?

Is $30 an hour a realistic ask from Uber and Lyft drivers?

Is $30 an hour a realistic ask from Uber and Lyft drivers?

What plans do you have for minority women business owners?

What do you say to those who are concerned that securing better conditions for Uber and Lyft drivers will make the service more expensive to consumers?

Are you worried that better wages for Uber and Lyft drivers will cause more automation?

If trucks become automated and truck drivers lose their jobs, what do we do?

Pete introduces the specifics of his economic plan.

What will you do to increase wages for future generations while still maintaining growth in the economy?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

If you win this election, what are the policies you would implement in the first 90 days?

Would you consider raising the retirement age because younger people are living longer?

Are you proposing a government-run system for housing portable work benefits?

How do we avert an unemployment crisis and prepare people for the changes we will face from job automation?

What advantages and limitations does your age grant you to being the next President?

What important lesson did you learn at a management consulting firm that you'd bring with you to the White House?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

Pete explains why climate change is a security issue.

What does success look like for the American economy?

What are we going to do about public education?

What will you do to break the cycle of poverty in America?

What are your plans for education?

What will you do for this country's education system?

Pete introduces his economic plan for rural America.

Pete discusses his approach as the Democratic nominee against Trump.

What are you planning to do to make an educational system where low income and minority students, including DREAMers, have more access?

As an educator, how would your presidency specifically benefit our students who are more than statistics?

How would you adjust the military budget so that we have resources for other priorities like education?

How would your criminal justice plan create jobs to help boost the Black economy for people returning home from prison?

Should some of the programs for the formerly incarcerated be implemented even before they leave prison?

How would you make sure that all children and especially children of color have access to early childhood education in the forms of preschool and child care?

Where do you see the role of the federal government when it comes to education?

Do you support a federal mandate to increase teacher pay, like Kamala Harris?

Pete explains why a progressive agenda secures our freedom.

What actions would you take to ensure that all families can afford child care and early education?

What important lesson did you learn at a management consulting firm that you'd bring with you to the White House?

How are you going to address the student debt crisis?

Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.

What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?

What do you mean when you say you don't want to lead with policy?

If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?

What do you think about the electoral college?

Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?

Would you support getting rid of the Electoral College?

Do you think eliminating the Electoral College will cause voter apathy?

As a follow-up, how do you ensure the tradition of retail politics continues without the Electoral College?

Do you support a popular vote over the electoral college?

Why do you want to abolish the electoral college?

Is partisanship a threat to democracy?

Pete on what we need to do to strengthen our democracy

Why is it necessary to make changes to the SCOTUS and Electoral College to protect our democracy?

Giving what you're pushing, do you suggest we call for a Constitutional Convention?

Why do you think Trump is currently so resilient in head-to-head match-ups in the battleground states?

Where you fall in the artificial split between "incrementalist" and "radical" in terms of your political ideology?

Pete discusses the reforms needed to fix our democracy.

What would you consider to be the nation's most urgent problem?

If you get rid of the electoral college, what are you going to do to make sure smaller population states are still represented?

Pete lays out the structural reforms that can revitalize our democracy at home to help restore our legitimacy abroad.

Pete explains why and how we must fix our democracy.

Can you speak a little more on the Electoral College and your justification for completely eliminating it versus modifying it?

You've been very vocal about the decaying electoral college. What would you do to fix the democratic process in America?

As the youngest candidate, what sets you apart and what do you think has been unfair criticism of millennials?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

Pete talks about reforming our democracy.

What did you mean specifically when you said the first thing you'd do is fix our democracy?

In an America where Donald Trump is upsetting the norms of our country, it feels both important and precarious to enact bold structural reforms like those you've proposed. What are your thoughts?

What would your day 1 be as president?

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

Why do you want to be President?

Now that Beto O'Rourke is in the race, how do you compete with him as a young person? Do you also think you were "born to run"?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

Do you have the life experience necessary to be President?

What in your experience illustrates the political & people skills needed to get your programs through Congress?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.

Why should we trust a mayor of a smaller city with the reigns of the presidency?

Are you still Mayor of South Bend?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

Your mayorship is small. How do you imagine you can jump to the presidency?

Who do you need to surround yourself with to make up for having less Washington experience than someone like Joe Biden?

What's your biggest mistake as mayor of South Bend?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.

How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?

How do you respond to people who say you don't have enough experience?

Which part of your life experience best prepares you for being President?

What makes you think you can do the job of President?

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

How does the Mayor of South Bend make the transition to being President?

Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

How can young people play a role in politics?

You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.

Why should we trust a mayor of a smaller city with the reigns of the presidency?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

Despite your experience in a diverse city like South Bend, do you think you have enough experience of the diversity of the country to truly say that you understand those communities?

Who do you need to surround yourself with to make up for having less Washington experience than someone like Joe Biden?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

What advantages and limitations does your age grant you to being the next President?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.

How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?

If you were President what would your policy be with regards to Venezuela?

What is your Middle Eastern policy with regards to the Iran deal and Israel/Palestine relations?

Do you have a position on the bipartisan legislation to criminalize support for the BDS movement?

What would your policy be in Afghanistan?

What's your time frame for removing all the troops from Afghanistan? Syria?

Do you support getting troops off the Korean peninsula?

What’s your foreign policy philosophy?

What do you intend to do with troops in Afghanistan?

What is the best thing for the US to do about the situation in Afghanistan?

Should we do nation building to make it safer in the places where refugees come from?

Pete on a modern framework for security

What are your views on drone warfare?

How would your service in Afghanistan inform your foreign policy?

What should the US be doing with Maduro?

You called Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria and abandon the Kurds "shameful." If you were to pull troops out of Syria, how could you ensure US allies like the Kurds would be protected?

Would you keep US service members in Syria if you were president?

If you were commander in chief, would you consider using military force against NATO ally Turkey to protect the Kurds?

Since Qassem Soleimani was a "threat" to the US, does Trump deserve some credit for killing him?

The chairman of the joint chiefs has said there was evidence of a "significant campaign of violence" against Americans planned. If you received that information as president, do you think you would have ordered the strike against Soleimani?

Some of your competitors have called the attack "an assassination." Would you consider the killing of Soleimani an assassination?

Do you think you have better judgement on foreign policy than Joe Biden?

Since you share youth and military experience with Tulsi Gabbard but disagree with her on foreign policy issues, is that experience enough to guide your foreign policy judgement?

How would you respond to the attack on the Saudi oil fields and the threat of war from Iran?

What is your reaction to the reporting on Afghanistan known as the Afghanistan Papers?

What is your response to this "Phase One" trade deal with China?

Are we in a populist or nationalist time around the world?

If you were in the Oval Office, how would you deal with the recent drone attacks on the Saudi oil facilities?

What do you think of the French proposal to ease sanctions and offer credit lines to get Iran back into the nuclear deal?

What did you mean when you said "the best way not to be caught up in endless wars is to avoid starting one in the first place" in the third Democratic debate?

How would you stand up against China?

What needs to be done to calm tensions in Hong Kong?

What do you make about how President Trump is handling the situation in Hong Kong?

As commander-in-chief what will you do differently from President Trump?

As a veteran are you more reticent to use military force? How do you find the line between actually deploying troops versus sending a stern message to our foes?

What is your plan for Afghanistan?

If you become president, do we have troops on the ground in Afghanistan in 2024?

How much harder will it be to negotiate pacts with other countries after Trump?

What would your policy be in dealing with China with respect to the current trade war and the protests in Hong Kong?

Is putting together a Asian Pacific alliance that doesn't involve China the best way to confront China?

What are you going to do about US policy around the Cuba embargo and US policy around Venezualen refugees?

As president, what would you do to create a better trade relationship with Beijing?

Is Trump lying when he says we're "taking in billions from China"?

What do we do to contain the threat of Russia?

How would you ensure that US taxpayer dollars won't be used to fund annexation?

Would you also consider conditioning US aid to Israel to stop or slow future West Bank settlement construction?

How can we use US leadership to make life better for the people of Gaza even as we're dealing with the threat of Hamas?

How would you move forward in diplomacy with Iran after Trump's abandonment of the JCPOA?

Would you have the US re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

What would "targeted military action" in Syria look like?

What are your personal standards for when to send troops into harm's way?

What would you do as president regarding the situation with Iran?

If you're president how do you respond to the fact that the Amazon is burning?

Pete discusses the failures of American foreign policy in the Trump administration.

Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.

Pete explains the third pillar of his foreign policy framework: American relationships.

Pete lays out what the tasks for the next president will be in American foreign policy.

Pete explains why the Iran deal was a success and should be rejoined.

Pete explains how we should proceed in North Korea.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Russia.

Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to Latin America.

Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to the African continent.

Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Saudi Arabia.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Israel and Palestine.

Pete explains why and how we should ground American foreign policy in the needs of local communities.

Pete reflects on how his time serving in Afghanistan informed his philosophy on foreign policy.

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to withdraw about half of the 14,000 troops in Afghanistan. Do you agree with this approach?

What is your take on the situation in Venezuela and how would you respond if you were President?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

What is your view on the approach to Iran?

When should the United States send troops overseas?

How would you respond to an act of war from Russia?

What would your approach be in Afghanistan?

What do you think of the trade war and tariff battle with China?

Under what circumstances would you consider the use of military force?

What would your posture be towards the world leaders who violate human rights?

What are your views on foreign policy, like the Iran Deal and the Paris Accord?

Why are you running for President?

How do you run your campaign differently to change how politics works?

Are the older candidates less capable of delivering a generational message?

Why do you think millennials are so attracted to you?

How does your age and perspective set you apart and help you in this field of candidates?

Now that Beto O'Rourke is in the race, how do you compete with him as a young person? Do you also think you were "born to run"?

What's your big idea? What's your core message?

What's your 30 second pitch for your candidacy?

Are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders too old to be president?

Why are you running for President?

Did you see Bernie Sanders as a role model? And do you still?

How can young people play a role in politics?

What if people say 'I like Pete, but he's not a senator or governor.' What's your plan for winning the presidency?

I'm a baby boomer. You're a millennial. What did we do to screw things up for you?

What makes you the person to beat Trump?

Is Andrew Yang's idea that "it's difficult for someone born in the 1940s to have a natural understanding of the issues facing America today" part of your pitch for president as well?

Who do you need to surround yourself with to make up for having less Washington experience than someone like Joe Biden?

How do we combat cynicism in young people who see the situation in Israel and think the it seems futile?

Do you see yourself as a generational bridge and is America ready for a president of your age?

How does your candidacy resonate with older voters?

Does the country need generational change among Democratic leaders?

Do you think that Joe Biden's time is up?

Why are you running?

Pete gives his closing statement at the NBC News Debate.

Let's take health care. Where are you on Medicare-For-All?

Do you worry tactically about where the health care debate should start?

What will you do about the growing Alzheimer’s health crisis?

How would you make Medicare and Medicaid solvent and expand Medicaid?

In your personal life, what is the hardest thing that you ever faced?

What will you do to break the cycle of poverty in America?

How does your position on health care differ from other candidates in the race?

Are there federal policies you look at and think that we're really getting the balance of efficiency versus morality wrong?

What are your thoughts on Medicare-For-All and should we eliminate private insurance?

Do you believe we should still have private health insurance in a system that provides universal health care?

Pete on the real meaning of freedom

As POTUS, what would you do to fight Alzheimer's disease in our country?

What is your position on health care?

How do you pay for a public option?

Are you suggesting some of your rivals are not being upfront about raising taxes on the middle class to pay for their health care plans?

When you say you want to move towards universal health care, does that mean eventually you would like to see Medicare for All?

Pete lays out some of the challenges facing rural America.

What will you do about high health care premiums?

What are you going to do about the current issues with Medicare?

Should the middle class pay higher taxes in exchange for guaranteed healthcare and the elimination of insurance premiums?

Is there a difference between your health care plan and Joe Biden's?

Would you abolish private health insurance plans in favor of a government run plan?

Why would your health care plan cover undocumented immigrants?

What does health care look like under your administration?

What we are going to do about cancer?

Would your "Medicare for All Who Want It" plan include restoration of an individual mandate?

Would you leave the Affordable Care Act in tact while you implement your health care plan?

Do you or your family have any experience with serious illness or struggles with the American health care system?

Why are you willing to talk to me about health care despite our different views while Joe Biden is not?

How have your views developed over the years on the merits of single payer health care proposals like Medicare For All?

Philosophically, why do you think we need to preserve private insurance companies and how do you think they make our health care system better?

With a Medicare buy-in, what happens if the private health companies try to keep healthy patients and make Medicare pay for everyone else?

What are your plans for protecting Social Security and Medicare?

Do you continue with private insurers for supplemental plans like Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D?

As your health care plan is ramping up do you increase Affordable Care Act subsidies?

Is the VA doing enough for mental health? How do you manage mental health issues in the civilian population?

Should the federal government be in the business of manufacturing generic drugs?

How does your health plan deal with the costs of long-term care?

Pete explains why a progressive agenda secures our freedom.

What changes would you make to America’s health care system to help improve equitable health care access?

What does your proposal of "Medicare for All Who Want It" mean?

Do you believe that there should be any limit to a woman's right to have an abortion?

Do you have your own plan for the opioid crisis?

Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

You have less policy on your website right now then some of your competitors. Is that strategic or are you trying to avoid being pinned down on a policy?

As President, and somebody who has been in the military, what are you going to do to fix the VA system?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

How do you deal with Trump and his insults, attacks, and tweets?

How hard a decision was it to decide to run for President?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Was your husband supportive of you running for president?

In your personal life, what is the hardest thing that you ever faced?

Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.

When did you realize you were gay?

What's the story of your first date with Chasten?

For all of us who don't know you, tell us about yourself.

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

What did it mean to you personally to win the Iowa caucuses?

What did it mean to you to look at Chasten at the moment when you came out on top in Iowa and recognize how far you'd come?

What is Chasten's value to you in the campaign?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?

We've had First Ladies. If you're elected President, what would Chasten be?

What grounds you?

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

What would you say to people who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?

Pete thanks his family at his campaign announcement event.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

Are you going to have kids?

Chris Wallace gives a closer look at Pete's life and career at Fox News Town Hall.

Who are you?

What is your attitude and action plan for the detained children being held at our southern border?

Will you increase the refugee cap and undo changes made to the qualifications for seeking asylum?

What can you offer a former GOP voter?

What is your stance on immigration? How can we stop family separation?

How do we talk to conservatives in red states who watch Fox News?

How can we communicate the idea that we all come from immigrants?

Should we do nation building to make it safer in the places where refugees come from?

Pete explains why he's a Democrat.

If we can't come together to make sure kids aren't in cages, how do we come together around issues that aren't so black and white?

How do you respond when someone is resistant to immigration out of fear or self-protection?

What makes your rural economic plan better than the President's?

What do you think Ken Cuccinelli is saying with his Statue of Liberty comments?

Are there any lessons for US politics from what happened in the UK elections, where Boris Johnson and the conservatives won?

Pete introduces his economic plan for rural America.

Won't decriminalizing crossing the border encourage more illegal immigration?

Should it be a civil offense or a criminal offense to cross the border without documentation?

Pete discusses family separation and the hypocrisy of the religious right.

Why would your health care plan cover undocumented immigrants?

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

What is your response to the humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border?

How do you feel about the president's decision to add a citizenship question to the census?

What's your response to the mass immigration raids set to start?

What will you do in your first 100 days to reform our immigration system?

Do you believe that there should be a plan to maintain DACA permanently?

What does an effective policy at the US-Mexico border look like to you?

What do you think about Trump's call to get rid of immigration judges?

What do you think of Trump's offer to pardon officials for breaking the law to build his build wall?

Is there something that the federal government can do about population loss in rural America?

If you were president today, how would you address the situation at the US-Mexico border?

How do we change the conversation about immigration away from the narrative that immigrants are dangerous?

How do you respond to Trump's tweet that he is "the best thing that has ever happened to Puerto Rico"?

Pete discusses the failures of American foreign policy in the Trump administration.

Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.

What is your approach to a comprehensive immigration plan?

Pete gives his vision for American security in the 21st century.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Is the impeachment process helping or hurting the Democratic race for president?

Since recent polls show the majority of Americans want Trump's fate decided at the ballot box, how do you explain to Americans why Congress needs to pursue impeachment?

What is your response to the House Judiciary Committee voting to move two articles of impeachment to the floor?

Should there have been more articles of impeachment?

Is it the duty of Democrats, even moderate ones, to vote to impeach this president?

Would you urge the House of Representatives to expand the articles of impeachment beyond the holdup of Ukrainian aid?

What's your reaction to the recent move to start an impeachment inquiry in the House?

Are you worried that you haven't yet seen the Ukrainian call transcript or the whistleblower complaint yet?

What are you hearing on the ground in Iowa about voter's views on impeachment?

Are Democrats making a trade by pursuing impeachment when that will likely mean Trump will not work with Congress on getting things done?

Do you believe impeachment is worth the time and energy and does it leave us in a better place?

Given the GOP attacks on decorated veteran Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and Bill Taylor, do you think about how cutthroat politics are right now?

Do you think Congress should start impeachment proceedings against President Trump?

Do you think the House should pursue impeachment proceedings against President Trump?

Should President Trump be impeached?

What is your opinion about the Democratic party impeaching Trump?

Do you have a theory about what happened in Indiana that it moved to the right?

Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.

Let's talk about why being from the middle of the country is something you cite as part of your appeal.

What are your views on the right-to-work states and how will you reverse the damage those laws have done and improve the state of labor?

You suggested that the names of some of the things honoring Jefferson should be changed. How far would you carry this?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

Are Pence's conservative views on religion and sexuality more in line with Indiana voters than your views?

You've been very vocal about the decaying electoral college. What would you do to fix the democratic process in America?

If the state of Indiana allowed it, would you support South Bend becoming a sanctuary city?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

How did your experiences with Massachusetts' people and institutions shape you?

What are some tough compromises you've had to make being a Democratic mayor in a heavily Republican state?

If you become President, what policies will you put into place to protect every woman's right to have an abortion, regardless of zip code?

What do you think of the idea that an older white man is needed to beat Donald Trump?

Was it hurtful to not come out until you were 33 years old?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

Now that Beto O'Rourke is in the race, how do you compete with him as a young person? Do you also think you were "born to run"?

How do you beat Trump in the industrial midwest?

How do you say to people that you have a better answer than Trump?

Do you have the life experience necessary to be President?

How do you apply the progress you made in South Bend with manufacturing on a national level?

Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?

What is the relationship between fairness and growth?

How would you address forgotten communities nationally?

Who are you? Tell us about yourself.

What is the main message of the book?

What's the hurry in running for President and writing a memoir?

For all of us who don't know you, tell us about yourself.

What makes you the person to beat Trump?

Why a mayor for the nominee?

Why a midwesterner for the nominee?

Why are you running for President?

Why are you running for President?

How do you talk about or not talk about Trump?

How do you feel about the president's decision to add a citizenship question to the census?

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

How much of your city's problems are a result of the decline of manufacturing?

Is it a false promise for politicians to say that we can return manufacturing levels to the '60s?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?

Pete speaks about growing up in South Bend.

Pete tells the story of the resurgence of South Bend and how it can be a model for America.

Pete talks about why we need to change our focus from the current administration and towards the future of America.

Do you have expectations about the upcoming release of the redacted Mueller Report?

Who are you?

Where do you stand on the issue of Israel?

Since Qassem Soleimani was a "threat" to the US, does Trump deserve some credit for killing him?

The chairman of the joint chiefs has said there was evidence of a "significant campaign of violence" against Americans planned. If you received that information as president, do you think you would have ordered the strike against Soleimani?

Some of your competitors have called the attack "an assassination." Would you consider the killing of Soleimani an assassination?

How would you respond to the attack on the Saudi oil fields and the threat of war from Iran?

If you were in the Oval Office, how would you deal with the recent drone attacks on the Saudi oil facilities?

What do you think of the French proposal to ease sanctions and offer credit lines to get Iran back into the nuclear deal?

What did you mean when you said "the best way not to be caught up in endless wars is to avoid starting one in the first place" in the third Democratic debate?

As commander-in-chief what will you do differently from President Trump?

As a veteran are you more reticent to use military force? How do you find the line between actually deploying troops versus sending a stern message to our foes?

How would you move forward in diplomacy with Iran after Trump's abandonment of the JCPOA?

What are your personal standards for when to send troops into harm's way?

What would you do as president regarding the situation with Iran?

Pete explains why upholding American interests abroad must never conflict with American values.

Pete explains why the Iran deal was a success and should be rejoined.

When are we getting out of Afghanistan?

What is your view on the approach to Iran?

Under what circumstances would you consider the use of military force?

What are your views on foreign policy, like the Iran Deal and the Paris Accord?

Are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders too old to be president?

Is Hunter Biden stepping down from the board of a Chinese company a tacit acknowledgement that there was at least the appearance of a conflict of interest?

Do you think you have better judgement on foreign policy than Joe Biden?

How is your health care proposal different and better than Joe Biden's?

What does it tell you that Biden and not Warren or Sanders is leading in head-to-head polling against Donald Trump?

You seemed to suggest you thought you would be in the race longer than Joe Biden. What do you see happening with Biden's campaign?

How do you deal with the sentiment that more "seasoned" politicians like Bloomberg or Biden are a "safer set of hands" to take on Trump?

Do you share Julian Castro and Cory Booker's concern about Joe Biden's age and fitness for office?

Should age be an issue for older candidates?

Is there a difference between your health care plan and Joe Biden's?

How do you talk to voters who are alarmed by Trump's erratic behavior and want to go with a safe option?

Why are you willing to talk to me about health care despite our different views while Joe Biden is not?

Do you believe the issues around Biden, Biden's son, and Ukraine are open issues?

Does the country need generational change among Democratic leaders?

Do you think that Joe Biden's time is up?

Do you think it's the case that Biden has been around Washington too long and the Democratic Party has since changed?

Based on his performance in the first primary debate, is Biden out of touch with today's Democratic Party?

What makes you think you can do the job of President?

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

What do you mean by "policy and symbolism cannot be decoupled?"

How has South Bend changed you?

"Politics at its worst is ugly, but politics at its best is magnificent."

Pete explains why leadership matters.

If we can't come together to make sure kids aren't in cages, how do we come together around issues that aren't so black and white?

How do you respond when someone is resistant to immigration out of fear or self-protection?

What does it tell you that Biden and not Warren or Sanders is leading in head-to-head polling against Donald Trump?

How do you make your proposed changes and heal the pain that's happened in the country?

Your mayorship is small. How do you imagine you can jump to the presidency?

Who's your favorite President?

How much responsibility should social media companies take to monitor extremist ideologies?

What do want your legacy to be after you eventually exit the stage of national politics?

Do you have a prediction as to who will end up on the Iron Throne?

Which former President do you most admire and why?

What is your approach to a comprehensive immigration plan?

You said you regret calling Trump a draft dodging chicken hawk. What is your current approach to dealing with Trump?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Will you legally recognize a third gender on IDs?

You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Do you think a time is coming where we won't ask if a gay man can be president?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

Pete explains why he's a Democrat.

What did it mean to you personally to win the Iowa caucuses?

Do you believe you can convince religious voters to vote for a gay candidate?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

What would you say to voters who support you and your policies but won't vote for you because of your sexual orientation?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

What would you say to people who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?

What is your reaction to the idea that despite progress, life remains easier for certain LGBTQ individuals than others?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.

Were you sure at the time that coming out would cost you your re-election?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about seeking a personal life.

As a woman, why vote for Pete over the well qualified female candidates?

How do you break the "you are either with us or against us" mentality on the left?

Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.

What is your strategy for overcoming divisive politics?

You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?

When did you realize you were gay?

How did you know you were accepted by Chasten's family?

Do you think this country is ready for a gay president?

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Do you think a time is coming where we won't ask if a gay man can be president?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

What did it mean to you personally to win the Iowa caucuses?

What did it mean to you to look at Chasten at the moment when you came out on top in Iowa and recognize how far you'd come?

Do you agree with Beto O'Rourke that religious institutions who don't provide services to LGBTQ people should lose their tax exempt status?

How do you respond to the idea that your sexuality may be an issue for older Black voters in South Carolina?

Is America ready for a gay president?

Do you believe you can convince religious voters to vote for a gay candidate?

How do you respond to the idea that "a gay guy can't get elected president"?

Did you know you were gay when you went into the military under "Don't Ask Don't Tell? How did you make that trade with yourself?

Why don't you think it will be a problem that you are gay?

How much do you think about how much to make your LGBTQ identity part of your campaign?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

Are you breaking the mold being a veteran in politics and also a gay Democrat from a town with a major university?

With your background and identity, why did you join the military even with its anti-LGBTQ policies?

What would you say to voters who support you and your policies but won't vote for you because of your sexual orientation?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

What would you say to people who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?

What is your reaction to the idea that despite progress, life remains easier for certain LGBTQ individuals than others?

How did you decide to come out?

What is your relationship with Mike Pence now?

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

What have you learned in running for president about identity and diversity?

Why should people who are Black and/or gay feel that you can represent their interests?

Was it hurtful to not come out until you were 33 years old?

Were you sure at the time that coming out would cost you your re-election?

As veterans, we want to continue to serve. How can we do that?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

You seem like you were created in a lab to run for office. What's the catch?

What is one thing you learned today talking to Al Sharpton?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Will you legally recognize a third gender on IDs?

How do you break the "you are either with us or against us" mentality on the left?

You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?

Pete on the real meaning of freedom

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Do you think a time is coming where we won't ask if a gay man can be president?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

What can we do for those people who are often overlooked, like homeless people with disabilities?

Pete explains why he's a Democrat.

Is transgender bathroom use a real issue?

Do you agree with Beto O'Rourke that religious institutions who don't provide services to LGBTQ people should lose their tax exempt status?

Do you believe you can convince religious voters to vote for a gay candidate?

Did you know you were gay when you went into the military under "Don't Ask Don't Tell? How did you make that trade with yourself?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

With your background and identity, why did you join the military even with its anti-LGBTQ policies?

How do we move forward after the Trump administration's repeal of the Obama era's military transgender policy?

What would you say to voters who support you and your policies but won't vote for you because of your sexual orientation?

Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

What would you say to people who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?

What is your reaction to the idea that despite progress, life remains easier for certain LGBTQ individuals than others?

How did you decide to come out?

What is your relationship with Mike Pence now?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.

When did you come to the realization that the issue of race will tear the country apart if it isn't reckoned with?

What have you learned in running for president about identity and diversity?

Why should people who are Black and/or gay feel that you can represent their interests?

What is one thing you learned today talking to Al Sharpton?

Which part of your life experience best prepares you for being President?

What makes you think you can do the job of President?

Why is your message different than others?

Why do you want to be President?

Early in your time as mayor you dealt with a incident regarding police recordings. What did you learn from that incident that will make you a better executive?

Let's talk about your record in South Bend.

How does the Mayor of South Bend make the transition to being President?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

Why do think you can be elected, given that historically America has never elected a mayor to the White House?

Why are you running for President?

What do you mean by "policy and symbolism cannot be decoupled?"

How has South Bend changed you?

Who are you? Tell us about yourself.

What is your definition of a national emergency?

What's the least sexy part of being mayor of South Bend?

Do you run into constituents a lot when you leave the house?

How does being the mayor of South Bend translate to being the President of the United States?

Pete gives opening remarks at Politics & Eggs

Why a mayor for the nominee?

Why are you running for President?

Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub

Why are you rising in the polls?

Are you still Mayor of South Bend?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What did it mean to you to look at Chasten at the moment when you came out on top in Iowa and recognize how far you'd come?

How are you getting your message out to the Black voters in South Carolina?

How do you respond to the idea that people might consider the Douglass Plan pandering?

How do you talk about or not talk about Trump?

What kind of technological solutions do you think will become necessary with population growth of the largest cities?

Are you breaking the mold being a veteran in politics and also a gay Democrat from a town with a major university?

Pete reflects on how his time serving in Afghanistan informed his philosophy on foreign policy.

Pete speaks about why he is running and why he is the best candidate for the Democratic nomination.

What's your biggest mistake as mayor of South Bend?

Pete gives closing remarks at Fox Town Hall.

How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?

We've had First Ladies. If you're elected President, what would Chasten be?

What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?

Tell us about what you did during your time deployed to Afghanistan.

Could you talk about this idea of "intergenerational justice"?

Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.

Pete announces that he is running for president of the United States.

Pete explains why his candidacy fits this moment in American history.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

Was it hurtful to not come out until you were 33 years old?

Were you sure at the time that coming out would cost you your re-election?

Chris Wallace gives a closer look at Pete's life and career at Fox News Town Hall.

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

Why do you think your candidacy is catching on like wild fire?

Who are you?

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

In your opinion, what does the Democratic party lack when trying to connect with the middle of the country?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

How has South Bend changed you?

You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.

Why should we trust a mayor of a smaller city with the reigns of the presidency?

How does being the mayor of South Bend translate to being the President of the United States?

Are you still Mayor of South Bend?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

Did it take being a mayor to fully understand systemic racism?

How do you fix such a broken system?

Your mayorship is small. How do you imagine you can jump to the presidency?

Pete gives a closing statement at the NAACP Candidate Forum in Detroit.

How important do you think water is to America?

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

Pete discusses how his life experience has influenced his worldview.

What's your biggest mistake as mayor of South Bend?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

What did you learn by meeting with African American pastors during your mayoral campaign?

Can you talk about your first serious mistake as mayor with South Bend's police chief?

Have you heard the tapes recorded by the South Bend police chief who was fired?

How has your relationship with the South Bend Black community been impacted by the firing of South Bend's police chief?

What is your plan to restore clean water to Flint?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

How do you respond to people who say you don't have enough experience?

Pete gives his closing statement at the NBC News Debate.