Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg is defending his transportation expertise, citing that he knows that a train is a noun that means a series of railroad cars moved by a locomotive.

Many critics have pointed out that Buttigieg has no track record on anything transportation related, but the former South Bend mayor quickly clapped back.

“Train, noun, a series of railroad cars moved by a locomotive,” Buttigieg said Thursday. “The word “train” comes from the Old French trahiner, derived from the Latin trahere meaning “to pull” or “to draw”.[1]

Criticism is continuing, however, as Buttigieg has yet to use ‘train’ in a sentence.