Buttigieg on Trump: 'It did bother me when he said he dreams about me'

Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Overnight Defense: Trump downplays troops' concussion injuries in Iran attack | Dems offer case against Trump on day two of trial | UN links Saudis to hack of Bezos' phone MORE said Friday that he found it a little unsettling that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE is dreaming about him.

“It did bother me when he said he dreams about me," the South Bend, Ind., mayor quipped during a Washington Post Live event. "I don’t know exactly what goes on in this president’s dreams, but I’m certain that I want nothing to do with them."

Trump said at a rally in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday that he had dreamed of Buttigieg. He also compared the White House hopeful to Mad magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman.

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“I mean, you have Alfred E. Neuman who's running, who's like this guy? This guy Buttigieg," Trump said. "Can you believe he’s doing well? He’s like the leading fundraiser. I dream about him. It’s true."

Buttigieg said he's not concerned about further attacks from Trump should he become the Democratic nominee.

"I’m not that worried for it — I’m gay and I grew up in Indiana," Buttigieg said Friday. "That kind of schoolyard talk doesn't bother me. I’ve also seen a lot worse incoming than a tweet full of typos."

Buttigieg, who was relatively unknown on the national stage just a year ago, has become a top-tier candidate in the crowded field of Democratic candidates.