Buttigieg explains what he's learned as mayor on 'Morning Joe'

The big appearances continue for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday.

He talked about the experiences and perspective he has gained during his time as mayor of South Bend.

"The most important job of an elected leader – and I came to this the hard way – I'm a policy guy, and I came out of the business world, so I thought things you can measure and things you can count. Policy. That's what matters," he said. "And it does, but the most important job of an elected leader is to call people to their highest values and to bring them together."

Buttigieg is now qualified for an invite to the first Democratic debate after receiving donations from more than 65,000 people around the country.