Senator Bernie Sanders has denounced Friday the homophobic attacks “outrageous” for his rival, democrat Pete Buttigieg pronounced by a famous radio host close to Donald Trump.
Figure of the sphere, conservative american, Rush Limbaugh mocked on Wednesday the former mayor of South Bend (Indiana), ” this type cheerful 37-year-old who kisses her husband on stage “. Mr Buttigieg was in fact 38 years.
These words have taken on a special relevance, as they occurred a few days after a tribute made by Donald Trump to be the moderator.
During his speech on the state of the Union address before the Congress met in full, the american president awarded him the ” medal of freedom “, the highest decoration for civilian United States, and thanked them for their ” decades of dedication to our country.”
“As candidates, we have disagreements, but personal attacks like these are unacceptable,” responded Bernie Sanders.
“The homophobic comments of Rush Limbaugh regarding Pete Buttigieg are outrageous and offensive. Together, we will end the divisions and the hatred sown by Donald Trump “, he added.
Interviewed Thursday on whether he thought that Americans could elect a president is a homosexual, the us president replied : “I think yes “.
“I think some wouldn’t. But I wouldn’t be part of this group to be honest “, he added in the radio broadcast of Geraldo Rivera.
Pete Buttigieg has not directly responded to the attacks of the host curator.
“I am proud of my marriage, I am proud of my husband “, he simply said on Thursday night during a meeting with voters in Las Vegas.