Techniques used by Pete Buttigieg

false claim - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue. (2 uses)

innuendo - implying something without actually saying it, which can't be refuted because it wasn't actually said. (1 use)

fault as virtue - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it. (1 use)

labeling - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category. (1 use)

exaggeration - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is. (1 use)

whataboutism - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others. (1 use)