Dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been generating buzz on the campaign trail despite one nonpartisan hiccup: his tricky name.

Even TV news hosts have struggled with the name of the South Bend, Indiana mayor:

Most people have trouble pronouncing my name so they just call me ’Mayor Pete,” Buttigieg wrote in a 2016 Medium post, adding that it’s a common surname in Malta, the island-nation where his father was born.

Buttigieg even posted a pronunciation guide on his Twitter bio: BOOT-edge-edge.

That led Aaron Nemo, an associate producer on the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” to record a song that will help people remember:


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