Academy Award-winning Actor Kevin Costner will endorse South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOJ sues to block JetBlue-American Airlines partnership On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership MORE for the 2020 Democratic nomination at an event this weekend.
The Buttigieg campaign confirmed to The Hill that Costner, who has also served as a director and producer, will introduce and officially endorse Buttigieg before a town hall in Iowa. The event will be held at Indianola High School in Indianola, Iowa.
Costner campaigned for former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTo Build Back Better, improving Black women's health is a must Rahm Emanuel has earned M since leaving Chicago's city hall: report 60 years after the Peace Corps, service still brings Americans together MORE in 2008. Earlier this year, he told Variety that if former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE ran for president in 2020, “she'd have a level of interest from me.”
“Michelle’s incredibly bright and articulate and has possessed good judgement and experience as a result. Why couldn’t she be [president]?” Costner told Variety earlier this year.
He also criticized the American “political landscape” in an interview with the outlet in May, calling it “unrecognizable.”
“Shame on us for being in that spot,” Costner said. “That could change overnight, not because of a vote, but because people say, ‘I want to try to be more than about myself.’ That’s the definition of public service.”
“This is the greatest experiment in humankind: America,” he continued. “This great idea about America still exists, it’s still here. People still want to come here, but we’re not first in hardly anything that matters and we have an inflated idea about how we are. We exaggerate about what we are. We are everything that’s great and we are everything that’s human. And our humanness and our level of selfishness is overtaking our chance to be great.”