Donald Trump is the ‘most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history,’ says Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders has called Donald Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history.”
The independent Vermont senator, who lost the Democratic nomination for president to Hillary Clinton in 2016, made the comments to supporters at a campaign event for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous on Tuesday (October 30), a week before the November 6 midterms.
Sanders said that after visiting nine states, “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.”
“They are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate,” added the 77-year-old, who is expected to be re-elected in Vermont next week.
Sanders’ condemnation was a world away from his remarks a month after Trump’s victory in 2016, when he said he didn’t believe that “most or many” Trump supporters were “sexists or racists or homophobes.”
He said instead that people were “tired of status quo politics” and that the newly elected president “broke through that.”
Trump sparked outrage last week with his response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, in which 11 people were killed, when he told reporters: “If there was an armed guard inside the temple, they would have been able to stop him.”
It was revealed earlier this week that a transgender suicide hotline received four times as many calls after it was revealed that the Trump administration is considering a proposal to legally erase trans people.
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