37-year-old Buttigie sets up a presidential research committee and, if elected, will be the youngest president in US history and the first married gay president
] More recently, Buttigieg weighed the elections in 2016 and said in an interview with "The Breakfast Club, "a radio show in New York," We spent, I think, too much time our country talks about it. He added: "Our whole message was not to vote for him because he is terrible, and even because he is, it is not a message."
Buttigieg's spokesman did not comment when he was met by CNN.
In a recent interview with Van Jones from CNN on Van Jones' exhibition, Buttigieg spoke more broadly about being a small mayor in a red state and what it is believed to have motivated voters to go out for Trump through 2016
He said he believed "there is a sense of hostility to the system, to the economic and political system we live in – and that part of what some of these voters are motivated to
" Do not get me wrong , I do not make any excuse for some of the explicit calls to racism that have been done and in some cases have worked, "he continued," we also have to admit that if we go out – if (Trump) says the system is mounted, and the way he says it's twisted and not really true, but there is a core of truth there – and it seems that we are the ones who say no, the system is perfectly good – then we have a problem. "
He said the Democrat" We are tempted to say , first, you know, this is chaos – the White House is chaotic, we can not go that way, it tears us apart. This part is true.
"But the second part, which is tempting, is to say – therefore, let's go back. Let's go back to normal – the problem is normal, it does not work for many people," he said.
"For decades, the Republican and Democratic presidents have disappointed us, and Democrats can not bring it back to the 1990s, more than conservatives can bring it back to the 1950s."
The interview with Jones will be on Saturday at 19:00, CNN.
Dan Merika from CNN contributed to this report.