“The Daily Show” correspondent Desi Lydic’s jokes about train delays prompted an awkward response from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Lydic, who is guest-hosting the Comedy Central program this week, joined Buttigieg at the Department of Transportation to talk about Fox News, accusations his department is “going woke,” and the real-life consequences of GOP “culture wars.”
But the sit-down got off to an unpromising start when Lydic appeared to leave Buttigieg waiting, then walked into the room and said: “So sorry … I apologize for being late. I took Amtrak.”
Buttigieg appeared confused and did not respond.
At the end of the interview, Lydic appeared to puzzle Buttigieg by requesting a “quick reimbursement” and “little refund” for the aforementioned train delay, before taking an impromptu tour of the room, including touching items on desks against Buttigieg’s wishes.