Mayor Pete Buttigieg was just given a “sign language name” — and he responded in American Sign Language.
A “sign name” is a sign used to identify someone in the Deaf community. It can only be given by a Deaf person.
“I just came up with the sign name for Pete Buttigieg,” Deaf activist Anderson Pleasants explained on Twitter. “Given his new logo has the imagery of a bridge and ‘build bridges, not walls,’ his sign name is P ‘bridged’ across the chest to B!”