Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg is defending his transportation expertise, citing that he knows that a train is a noun that means a series of railroad cars moved by a locomotive.
Many critics have pointed out that Buttigieg has no track record on anything transportation related, but the former South Bend mayor quickly clapped back.
“Train, noun, a series of railroad cars moved by a locomotive,” Buttigieg said Thursday. “The word “train” comes from the Old French trahiner, derived from the Latin trahere meaning “to pull” or “to draw”.
Criticism is continuing, however, as Buttigieg has yet to use ‘train’ in a sentence.