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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg made an appearance on the popular daytime show, The View, on Friday.

This appearance is just one of many that has Mayor Pete gaining national recognition.

"It's exciting, it’s exhilarating. People still have trouble pronouncing my name, but at least they know who I am,” Mayor Pete said on the show.

The ladies on the the program compared him to another unknown presidential hopeful from a decade ago, Barack Obama.

They also asked the 37-year-old about his push for a growing “religious left” to counterbalance political power of the “religious right.”

"It's my responsibility to be there for people of any faith or from no faith, so it’s not about imposing my religious views. But I think for those of us who think that our morality is something that needs to be in touch with our religious faith, personally, then it’s really important to explain that no one party has a monopoly on faith,” Buttigieg said.

Buttigieg also used his time to speak about the duty of a president to help the less fortunate, including immigrants.

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