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Pete Buttigieg Talks 2024 Speculation on Tooning Out the News

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will be “interviewed” by animated character Kylie Weaver on a new episode of Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News, which begins a new season Wednesday — and a clip will air Tuesday night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.In the exclusive clip below, Weaver tells Buttigieg that with President Joe Biden’s approval rating up, there’s no need for the Democratic Party “to rally behind a young, vibrant, gay transformative political figure” as a presidential candidate in 2024.She wonders, “Where would we even find someone like that?”Tooning Out the News features a cast of animated characters lampooning top news stories and interviewing real-world guests. The series will air 13 episodes on Wednesday nights following The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.
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Joseph Robinette Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2020 United States presidential election, running against incumbent Donald Trump. Biden unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination in 1988 and 2008.
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