Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles [MUSIC PLAYING] We've been visiting the 2020 presidential candidates on their home turf, but that's a lot of effort. Yeah, so fuck that. We have one of them come to us. We took South Bend own Mayor Pete to Mamasushi uptown for some sushi and some hooks. [MUSIC PLAYING] Eh, what up? Bodega Boys live from uptown, and we're here with the homey Mayor Pete in the building. All right, now we told you there's no gotcha questions in this. We lied. You are the mayor of where? South Bend, Indiana. I want you to look to the camera, and I want you to apologize for the actions of one Reggie Miller. - All right. [LAUGHTER] ANNOUNCER: Miller open again. ANNOUNCER: Boom! Baby! ANNOUNCER: Reggie Miller! I, Pete Buttigieg, am not responsible for Reggie Miller. - Also, Roy Hibbert. - Roy-- [LAUGHTER] Any-- any other people left over there? [LAUGHTER] So from South Bend to Dyckman, we're uptown now. Welcome to Mamasushi, a fine establishment that is a Dominican-Asian fusion restaurant. Start with a little-- Do not think we have that in South Bend. Traditionally, we start with a little hooks, you know what I'm saying? - Hookah-- Have-- --a little bit of traditional-- --you know what I'm saying? --food of Dominicans. That's right. You know what I'm saying? That's to cleanse your palette. There's 1,000 people running right now for the Democratic nomination. Yeah, seriously, all right? What makes you stand out from the other-- Well, I'm definitely the only, you know, Episcopalian-Maltese-American gay war veteran mayor running, so I've got that going for me. Damn, that's like-- [INTERPOSING VOICES] Whoa! It's hyphen, hyphen, hyphen, hyphen-- - He's taking on everything. - --hyphen, hyphen. No, I think the big thing is just, I've got a different life experience, right, as somebody who grew up in the industrial Midwest. Somebody who's experienced in government, but not so much the Washington side of things as the on-the-ground, local government, you've-got-to-deliver side of government. You recently did a "Fox News" town hall. Yeah. Do you feel that was beneficial? I mean, I understand why a lot of people in my party are very skeptical of "Fox News." Right. I mean, the stuff that goes on, especially on the opinion side. That's why I felt like I had to go on "Fox News" and talk about that. And also get our message out. Because that's another thing you learn as mayor, right? You never say something to one group that you'd be embarrassed to have repeated to another group. Right. Because they're going to find out, and then they're going to ask you which is which. Especially now, where everybody has a camera phone and Twitter and Instagram. It's like, Mayor Pete said this here, and then he said this over here. Yeah. Ooh, look at that. Hey! [SPEAKING SPANISH] - [SPEAKING SPANISH] - Wow, what's this one? What did you say? - Chapiadora. Chapiadora! Chapiadora is like a-- It is a slang term, Dominican slang term, for a woman who is looking to-- how do I say it-- like-- How about you don't? How about you don't? No, don't tell him that. Just-- just-- I'll use my imagination. DESUS NICE: Don't take his [INAUDIBLE].. You're multilingual, right? Sorry. It's a lot of-- Yeah, yeah. We can talk with our mouth full. It's cool. - Yeah, it's cool. - It's Showtime. - Yeah. So, like, my French is good enough. I can read the newspaper, no problem. Spanish-- Joy soy [LAUGHTER] THE KID MERO: Si. OK? So are you prepared for the grind of running for president? I think so. We've come this far. I mean, it's been-- it's been a grind since we got in, but it's-- it's fun too. How do you decompress from all the talking to people and shaking hands and kissing babies? What's the Mayor Pete self-care plan? Pedicures? I-- I love pedicures. Yeah, I don't know. I find it, like, socially challenging to have somebody, like, rubbing your feet. - You know what? You get used to it. You get used to it. And just tip really well. If you have nice feet, you're even better off. Because I have very bad feet. - I got, like, medium feet. - Medium feet. Yeah, OK. So you're going to be all right. Are you willing to expose your feet on camera to the American public? I'm not sure America is ready for my feet. DESUS NICE: OK. That's fair. All right, now, we're all millennials. Why are people hating on us millennials? I feel like we're more like senior millennials, because when I got to college, there was no social media, there was no YouTube, there was no smartphones. And by the time I was done being a student, there was all of those things. Right? How did that change? Our generation invented a bunch of that stuff, right? Social media for better and for worse. Um-hm. So, Mayor Pete, you're saying we are now the greatest generation. THE KID MERO: That's right. I think we could be the greatest generation. THE KID MERO: Absolutely. DESUS NICE: I like that. They've just got to put us in charge of stuff. - Yeah. - Take that, boomers. All right, if you-- fingers crossed-- if you become president, you would be the first gay president. Yeah. Did you ever see yourself being in this situation? Or do you think someone else would have done it before you? - No, I mean, when I-- - Or what's the pressure like? --when I was growing up, I felt like, you could either be out and gay or you could be in elected office. You couldn't be both. At least not where I came from. Things are changing really quick. I mean, you know, again, I live in Indiana. When I came out, Mike Pence was the governor. Right. And it was a reelection year. We didn't know what was going to happen. I was just ready. I wanted to get on with my life, start dating. And I got reelected with 80% of the vote. So if you give people a chance to do the right thing or to look past labels and evaluate you for who you are, I think more often than not, people will do it. But you know, I definitely hear from a lot of people just talking about what it means to them.