Former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg gives up his attempt to become the Democratic presidential nominee.
said he in a speech to his constituents in South Bend Sunday evening local time.
- In the evening I take the difficult decision to abandon my candidacy to become president in 2020.
- I will continue to fight for that we get a democratic president, says Buttigieg at the podium.
The 38-year-old eksborgmester took vælgermøderne in Iowa the first victory in the Democratic battle to become the contender for the Trump.
- We made history when we won the vælgermøderne in Iowa, says Buttigieg on the victory on the podium.
He got a second place finish in New Hampshire and in Nevada, he was number three. At Saturday's primaries in South Carolina ended on a fourth place.
Buttigiegs decision comes a few days before the supertirsdag, where there are over 1200 delegates at stake in the 14 länder.
Buttigieg is a war veteran from the war in Afghanistan and is considered to be moderate. In his election campaign called for a generational change in political leadership.
After the primary election on Saturday drew even a democrat his præsidentkandidatur. Here gave up the billionaire and environmental activist Tom Styria his candidacy after having spent millions of dollars on his campaign in South Carolina.
president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, commenting on the Buttigiegs decision on Twitter.
- Pete Buttigieg is out. All his supertirsdag-votes go to sleepy Joe Biden. Great timing. This is the truly beginning of the year, that the Democrats put Bernie out of the game - No nomination, again!, writes Trump.