Pitre also said he “did not know the difference” between the white and black soldiers while he served in the military for 11 years.
“Matter of fact, I can remember a guy named Boone,” he said. “He was from New York City. One on one, he was fine. When he was with other blacks — you know, that was the ’60s. I understand that.”
Pitre said he only takes issue with someone if they treat him negatively.
“There are some blacks that I like — some I don’t,” he said. “I don’t like some of their traits, some of them. You know, I choose not to be friends with them, but I’ve got white friends the same way. If I don’t like somebody’s attitude, that’s it. Like I said, it’s a mirror.”
In reference to the Latino portion of Reaching Higher New Hampshire’s allegation, Pitre said he would never make such a statement because he has Portuguese heritage, which he said is of “Latino descent.”
“I wouldn’t slam my own,” said Pitre.