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    Pete Buttigieg Endures Backlash Online Over "Jesus the Refugee" Christmas Tweet

    US Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has recently come under fire on social media after he offered his take on Jesus Christ’s arrival in our world.

    As he wished a merry Christmas to his social media audience, Buttigieg tweeted about how millions around the world celebrate “the arrival of divinity on Earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee”.

    ​Many social media users, however, did not seem impressed with his take on Jesus’ status.

    Some suggested that Buttigieg should’ve probably just wish people a merry Christmas and just leave it at that.

    ​A number of people criticised him for not using Jesus’ name in the tweet.

    And there were also those who apparently used this opportunity to remind Buttigieg of a fundraiser he recently held in a wine cave in California, which has also earned him the criticism of his fellow Democratic presidential contenders.

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