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Bernie Sanders Calls Trump Most Bigoted President in History

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump Most Bigoted President in History

According to PinkNews, Bernie Sanders recently called out Donald Trump at a campaign event for Ben Jealous, a candidate for governor of Maryland. In his speech, Sanders said Trump is “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history.”

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“I can tell you that there are candidates and supporters working hour after hour to make sure that we end one-party control of the United States government," he added.

After the 2016 presidential election, Sanders seemed to be a little more tolerant of Trump and his followers. During a townhall interview on MSNBC, he said:

“I happen to believe… one of the arguments as to why Trump won is the belief that most or many of his supporters are sexists or racists or homophobes. I happen not to believe that’s the case… I think what he did do is he said, ‘You know what, there’s a lot of pain in this country, people are scared and people are worried.’ People are tired of status quo politics. He broke through that.”

Sanders' recent comments come after weeks of the Trump administration sparking outrage. Most recently, Trump responded to the Tree of Life synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, saying there should have been an armed guard there. His administration has also taken actions against transgender rights and birthright citizenship.

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