Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is from Indiana, but he seems to have a large following in Harlem.
The mayor of South Bend, who stormed the polls, met with Al Sharpton in New York City on Monday.
The two had lunch at Sylvia, a soul food institution in the city, while the White House hopefully sought guidance on how to connect with black voters.
"The problem I have is that some people find me, they come to me rally or event or fundraiser, but if I only talk to the people who come to me, it will not be more diverse", According to Buttigieg, according to pool reports.
"I've talked a lot about generational change and generational change, and one of the things that I knew I wanted to achieve was to be in touch with every generation in the fight for equality . "
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"I thought he was very authentic," said civil rights leader and MSNBC host Sharpton to reporters. "He seemed to be firm who he was and what he represented."
Mayor Pete was criticized for his race record, partly because of South Bend's first black police chief.
But he seemed to have more admirers than distracters Harlem, where a crowd could be seen through a window, taking pictures and a video of the 37-year-old politician.
Buttigieg ate roast chicken, macaroni and cheese and cabbage in the restaurant.
It was an unpleasant moment when he asked Sharpton if it was acceptable to eat the roast chicken with his hands.
The answer would be "yes".