Supporters of Donald Trump attacked CNN
anchor Anderson Cooper's sexual orientation as he moderated Sunday
night's presidential debate.
Cooper and ABC News' Martha Raddatz
co-moderated the town-hall style debate.
With Sunday's debate Cooper, 49, became
the first openly gay man to host a presidential debate in the general
“Anderson Cooper is a Traitorous
Faggot,” tweeted John Rivers during the debate. “Trump should
throw him in a dungeon.”
Bertz messaged: “Of course Anderson
Cooper doesn't understand locker room talk. Stay in your place
“Somebody shove a ball gag in
Anderson Cooper's faggot's mouth,” [Deplorable] Gul wrote.
The site The
Daily Dot, which compiled a list of homophobic tweets aimed
at Cooper, noted that there were “many more.”
During Sunday's debate, Trump attacked
the moderators, claiming that they were ganging up on him. At a
rally on Tuesday, Trump egged on a chant of “CNN sucks!”