Popular podcast host Joe Rogan has slammed Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, for complaining about too many white people working in the construction industry, saying hiring based on diversity could lead to “disasters.”
Buttigieg focused on racial disparity on construction sites last week during an appearance at the National Association of Counties conference.
“We’ve heard so many stories from previous generations of infrastructure where you’ve got a neighborhood, often a neighborhood of color that finally sees the project come to them,” he explained.
“But everybody on that project in hard hats, you know, — doing good-paying jobs — don’t look like they’re from anywhere in the neighborhood,” Buttigieg asserted.
Buttigieg made no mention of the Ohio train derailment when speaking at a conference this morning but did find time to say that there are too many white people working in construction. pic.twitter.com/q4WNcq10h9
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 13, 2023
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Joe Rogan blasts Buttigieg for racially charged comments
Joe Rogan responded to Buttigieg’s comments and focused on the environmental disaster of this month’s train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, which released toxic chemicals into the air, onto the ground and into the water of that community.
“You know him [Buttigieg] A speech the other day about how many white people are working on construction sites? Rogan asked guest Bridget Fettasi.
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“Where these construction sites are set up in these communities is where people in the community can benefit from it.”
Buttigieg’s comment “shows a profound lack of understanding of skilled workers,” Rogan said.
“Like, you have to hire really good people, and if they don’t exist in that community, you have to hire them from outside that community,” he explained.
“That’s why those unions are important, that’s why it’s important, if you look at what happens when you have unskilled labor and unskilled people working on buildings, you have fucking disasters.”
Joe Rogan on Pete Buttigieg’s comments about white construction workers: ‘Shows an enormous lack of understanding’ pic.twitter.com/ZEieL3i4bN
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 17, 2023
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Rogan: The train derailment was a colossal failure
Rogan described the Ohio train derailment as a “colossal failure” for the Department of Transportation.
Buttigieg’s response — or lack thereof — has drawn criticism Both sides The political corridors and calls for his resignation.
The transport secretary was widely mocked for comments he made on white construction workers, but at the same time he ignored the train derailment.
Tucker Carlson interviews an East Palestine resident who filmed the polluted rainbow-colored water near his home
“I bottled it, I labeled it, I dated it. So Divine and the EPA, here’s a bottle of water they can drink while they’re making us go to the store and buy… https://t.co/ysGiNvhj04 pic.twitter.com/AVwV2QZovw
— Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 17, 2023
Buttigieg “took ten days to say nothing in response to the crash and then shifted some of the blame to the Trump administration,” the Daily Mail reported.
When he finally spoke about the toxic train derailment, his words made things infinitely worse. Here he is downplaying it as one of many derailments.
Buttigieg: “Although this horrific situation has received a lot of attention in particular, there are approximately 1,000 cases of train derailment per year.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 16, 2023
If you need proof of Rogan’s claim that diversity hiring can lead to “fucking disasters,” one only needs to look at Pete Buttigieg, a man who was hired into a role with no experience, no knowledge, based specifically on his sexual orientation.
He’s one of many Biden administration diversity hires, and he’s been an absolute disaster.
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