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Pete Buttigieg is mocked for his dad dancing as video of him ‘raising the roof’ goes viral

Pete Buttigieg has been mocked for this attempt at ‘raising the roof’ while dancing outside a polling location.

The democratic presidential candidate, 38, smiled and laughed as he joined in with New Hampshire congresswoman Annie Kuster, who is known for doing the move.

Video of their impromptu dance session on Tuesday shows Buttigieg enthusiastically pushing his arms up and down as he stands with a group of supporters.

However despite Buttigieg appearing to be in good spirits in the clip, dozens of people called out his stiff and ‘uncomfortable’ moves online.

The former mayor joined in the dance with congresswoman Annie Kuster, who is known for doing the move since she did it in last year's State Of The Union

Pete Buttigieg has been mocked for his dad dancing and attempt at ‘raising the roof’ while at a polling location in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, on Tuesday

The former mayor of South Bend in Indiana is seen looking to the side to check others are dancing as he ‘raises the roof’ with congresswoman Annie Kuster. 

Although laughing throughout the interaction, Buttigieg doesn’t manage to move his arms too much instead keeping the bounce to the minimum.

Congresswoman Kuster has ‘raised the roof’ before and did the move during the State Of The Union last February, while dressed in white as a tribute to the suffrage movement, and was later alluded too on SNL.

Dozens of people took to Twitter to mock Buttigieg after the clip of him dad dancing was shared online. 

New Hampshire congresswoman Annie Kuster (wearing purple) is known for doing the move since she did it in last year's State Of The Union and danced alongside a smiling Buttigieg

New Hampshire congresswoman Annie Kuster (wearing purple) is known for doing the move since she did it in last year’s State Of The Union and danced alongside a smiling Buttigieg

One unimpressed person wrote ‘the roof is going to collapse’ while another added ‘this is me when I’m not sure if I remembered to put deodorant on’.

Someone else joked: ‘He looks more like he’s allowing the bank robber to take his money, more than raising the roof.’

Others said the presidential candidate looked ‘uncomfortable’ and commented ‘thanks for the nightmares’ under the short clip.  

Despite this, some said Buttigieg was ‘cute’ for trying to join in with the dance move ahead of the primary.

Unimpressed: Dozens of people mocked the presidential candidate's dancing moves after the clip was shared online

Unimpressed: Dozens of people mocked the presidential candidate’s dancing moves after the clip was shared online 

Buttigieg later hailed the results of the New Hampshire primary, which put him in second place, but did not call Sen. Bernie Sanders the winner of the race. 

‘Here in a state that goes by the motto “Live Free or Die” you made up your own minds,’ Buttigieg told a crowd of around 1,200 supporters at Nashua Community College.

Buttigieg lost to Bernie Sanders in the Granite State by a narrow margin and timed his speech before the race was officially called.

Several supporters with sings were seen outside the polling location in Hopkinton on primary day on Tuesday in New Hampshire

Several supporters with sings were seen outside the polling location in Hopkinton on primary day on Tuesday in New Hampshire

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg congratulated Sen. Bernie Sanders for his 'strong showing' after the results were announced, but didn't say Sanders won

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg congratulated Sen. Bernie Sanders for his ‘strong showing’ after the results were announced, but didn’t say Sanders won 

Both candidates will receive nine delegates. And the two were essentially tied in Iowa, with Buttigieg edging out Sanders on delegates, with the Vermont senator taking the popular vote.

‘I want to congratulate my competitors and their supporters on their campaigns here in New Hampshire,’ Buttigieg said.

‘I admired Sen. Sanders when I was a high school student, I respect him greatly to this day and I congratulate him on his strong showing tonight.’ 

Buttigieg and the other Democratic hopefuls will next compete in the Nevada caucuses, which take place a week from Saturday. A week after that, voters in South Carolina will head to the polls for that state’s primary. 

2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg (right) is seen hugging his husband Chasten Buttigieg (left) after he wraps up remarks in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Tuesday

2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg (right) is seen hugging his husband Chasten Buttigieg (left) after he wraps up remarks in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Tuesday

And three days later, ‘Super Tuesday’ happens, where voters from 14 states will choose their candidates. 

President Trump also tweeted about the primary, having some slight words of praise for Buttigieg despite keeping an unusual nickname ‘Bootedgeedge’ in place.

The president said it was ‘very interesting’ that former Mayor of South Bend looked to finish just over a percent below Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

‘Bootedgeedge (Buttigieg) is doing pretty well tonight. Giving Crazy Bernie a run for his money” Trump wrote. 

The president had slight praise for Buttigieg, saying he was doing 'pretty well', but did use an unusual nickname

The president had slight praise for Buttigieg, saying he was doing ‘pretty well’, but did use an unusual nickname

Trump claimed Warren wanted to be back home drinking beer instead of campaigning after the primary on Tuesday night

Trump claimed Warren wanted to be back home drinking beer instead of campaigning after the primary on Tuesday night

Trump took a hit as his ‘low political I.Q’ Democrat rivals on Tuesday night as results from the New Hampshire primary revealed a bad night for Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Andrew Yang.

After a disappointing fourth place finish for Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, Trump claimed that in her post-results speech calling for unity, the senator was really ‘sending signals that she wants out’.

The president also took hits at Tom Steyer, calling out the amount of money the billionaire is spending on his failing campaign and ‘Mini Mike’ Bloomberg who wasn’t even on Tuesday’s ballot.  

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