Former presidential candidate Pete Buittigieg’s husband Chasten has been trolled online after he said living in Washington, DC was “almost unaffordable” despite Pete’s government salary of $221,400.
The couple moved to Washington last year with Pete now working as the Transport Secretary in the Biden administration.
Chasten Buittigieg told The Washington Post the rental market was steeper than their former stomping grounds of Indiana.
“We’re doing fine for ourselves, and [yet] the city is almost unaffordable,” he said.
“Which tells you how extremely unaffordable it is for many people.”
Social media users were quick to criticise Chasten for the complaint.
“Imagine being so far removed from the real world that you complain about your $4,500/mo apartment not having a den,” wrote one user.
“Americans are struggling to afford basic necessities thanks to #bidenflation but poor Pete & Chasten don’t get a den in their high-end building. Boo hoo.”