Buttigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale
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Democratic presidential contender Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds Biden signs order to require masks on planes and public transportation Senators vet Buttigieg to run Transportation Department MORE told Fox News's Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceRomney: Total figure for Biden coronavirus stimulus is 'pretty shocking' Rubio: Trump impeachment trial is 'stupid' Romney noncommittal on impeachment vote but says trial is likely constitutional MORE on Sunday that he's one of the fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" ahead of the show's highly anticipated finale.

"Game of Thrones," Buttigieg said to applause when asked if he had a TV guilty pleasure. "In fact, it's getting pretty close," he added, looking at his watch. 


"I'm not sure if I would have been able to do this," the South Bend, Ind., mayor said when Wallace said he made sure the town hall would end before the show started

Ask who he thought would wind up on the show's good iconic Iron Throne, Buttigieg says he would have bet on Daenerys Targaryen before last week's penultimate episode.

"I thought we were building up Daenerys but obviously she's, I don't want to spoil it for anyone if you're behind, she's made some highly questionable leadership decisions," he said. 

"I think it's anybody's bet right now," he continued. "I'm really interested to see where the Arya plotline goes. We'll see." 

Buttigieg is not the only Democratic 2020 hopeful to offer his analysis on the HBO show. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-Mass.) revealed last month that Daenerys is her favorite character on the show.

"She states her mission clearly in season seven: 'I’m not here to murder. All I want to destroy is the wheel that has rolled over everyone both rich and poor, to the benefit of no one but the Cersei Lannisters of the world.' And as much as Dany wants to take on her family’s enemies and take back the Iron Throne, she knows that she must first fight the army of the dead that threatens all mankind," Warren wrote in New York Magazine.