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Democratic Whore Comment at Bernie Sanders Rally

People Are Outraged Over the "Democratic Whore" Comment Made at Bernie Sanders's Rally

Bernie Sanders is distancing himself from comments made by one of his surrogates at a rally at Washington Square Park on Wednesday night.

Dr. Paul Song is a physician and activist for universal healthcare, and before Sanders took the stage in New York City, Song told the crowd: "Medicare for all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores, who are beholden to big pharma and the private-insurance industry instead of us," according to NPR.

After pressure to denounce Song's "whore" comment came from many Hillary Clinton supporters, including her communications director, Sanders tweeted that the comment was "inapporpriate and insensitive."

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Song issued his own apology on Twitter, implying he wasn't talking about Clinton, but members of Congress who don't support universal healthcare.

Still, many people thought Song was speaking directly about Clinton and expressed outrage at the comment. On Thursday, the hashtag #DemocraticWhores began trending on Twitter.

Sanders might have to address the comments when the two Democratic candidates debate tonight in Brooklyn, NY, on CNN.

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