Has Every Democratic President In the Past 50 Years Been A Political Outsider?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Kristen CabreraNovember 13, 2019 1:57 pm,

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg says every newly-elected Democratic president during the last 50 years has been a political outsider like himself.

Is that a fact? Madlin Mekelburg of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman has the answer.

Buttigieg’s argument is that when Democrats choose outsider candidates, they’re more successful than when they select an experienced Washington hand, like former Vice President Joe Biden.


Hear how Buttigieg’s claim scored in the player above.