Pete Buttigieg took some dings eventually week’s Democratic debates over his affiliation with billionaire backers and their “wine caves.” Fortunately for him, Kevin Costner is right here to, within the phrases of the nameless voice in Area of Desires, ease his ache.
Costner turned up in Indianola, Iowa — the state during which his 1989 movie a few corn area turned baseball diamond is ready — on Sunday to endorse Buttigieg for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Taking the stage at a city corridor hosted at Indianola Excessive Faculty, the 64-year-old star launched the South Bend, Ind. mayor.
“Whether or not your street leads you to Pete, like mine has, that’s so that you can decide,” Costner instructed the group, according to Fox News’s Tara Prindiville. “However each 4 years we get the possibility to both maintain the course we’re on or arrange a sign that we’ve tried it and it’s not proper. And we’re gonna demand one thing higher.”
Footage from the occasion exhibits the actor calling Buttigieg “a person who not solely understands how the world seems at us, however how historical past will, and the way we ought to have a look at ourselves.”
The Oscar winner added that Buttigieg “received’t compete to be the loudest.
“I don’t see his arms flapping. His silences are these of somebody who can wait till he has one thing labored out in his thoughts to talk.”
The Yellowstone star left the stage after embracing Buttigieg, who appeared along with his go-to marketing campaign anthem, “Excessive Hopes” by Panic! on the Disco, enjoying.
WATCH: Actor Kevin Costner endorses @PeteButtigieg, partly saying “He received’t compete to be the loudest. I don’t see his arms flapping. His silences are these of somebody who can wait till he has one thing labored out in his thoughts to talk.” pic.twitter.com/ndZiS9RIOX
— Tara Prindiville (@taraprindiville) December 22, 2019
NEWS: “Area of Desires” star Kevin Costner endorses Pete Buttigieg in Indianola, IA: “The one that speaks for me can be going to be somebody who listens too—I’ve discovered Pete to be that manner… I see Pete as a person of his second, and possibly of his time.” pic.twitter.com/PrpGBTioBm
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) December 22, 2019
It’s not Costner’s first foray into politics. Although he was as soon as a Republican who reportedly struck up a friendship with former President Ronald Reagan, the Dances with Wolves star has since recognized himself as a registered Unbiased whereas supporting Democratic politicians like Barack Obama.
Earlier this yr, Costner precipitated a stir when he criticized President Donald Trump and expressed hope that former first woman Michelle Obama may run for president.
In the meantime, the Buttigieg marketing campaign is having a bit of enjoyable with the mayor’s new endorsement.