(CNN/Meredith) -- Medal of Freedom winner Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Democrats are in a panic because one of their presidential front-runners -- former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg -- is both gay and married to a man.

Here's what he said:

"They're looking at Mayor Pete, 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage. And they're saying, 'OK, how's this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What's going to happen there?' And they got to be looking at that, and they've got to be saying, that despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness, and despite all the great ground that's been covered, America's still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president. They have to be saying this, don't they?"

Donald Trump, Pete Buttigieg, Rush Limbaugh

L to R: President Donald Trump, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

When asked Thursday and whether Americans would support a gay candidate for president, President Donald Trump told radio host Geraldo Rivera that there "would certainly be a group" that would not support an LGBTQ president, but "you and I would not be in that group."

"I think there would be some that wouldn't, and I wouldn't be among that group to be honest with you," Trump said. "But I think that yes, I think that it doesn't seem to be hurting Pete Buttigieg. ... It doesn't seem to be hurting him very much."

The U.S. has never had an openly gay major-party presidential nominee. And, obviously then, the U.S. has never had an openly gay president. Gay marriage was only made legal nationwide by the Supreme Court in 2015.

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