Bernie Sanders supporters are taking to social media to describe the Republican presidential candidate as an angry, hateful man.
Some have even compared the former Democratic presidential candidate to the Nazis and other far-right figures, but others have pointed out that Sanders has been one of the few politicians to publicly distance himself from the alt-right movement.
Sanders has not been shy about expressing his distaste for the far-left movement, saying in August that he has a “deep hatred” for “far right wing” rhetoric.
Some Sanders supporters have argued that the candidate has done little to distance himself since taking office in January from the far left.
He did, however, take the time to address the far right’s attacks against him in a tweet after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A video of Sanders speaking at a news conference on Monday also showed him condemning the far far-Right movement, which has been labeled “alt-right” by many Democrats and some Republicans.
But many on social media said that the Vermont senator was still doing his part by standing up to the far Left.
Sanders supporters also called for him to condemn the alt right on his Facebook page, which had nearly 400,000 followers.
“I’m not going to stand by and let the alt left be allowed to bully me,” wrote a user named The_Panther.
“Sanders needs to denounce the alt white nationalist movement and do everything he can to protect the rights of all Americans.
He’s an old white man who can’t stand being lectured by a group of young men who don’t share his views.”
The account also called on Sanders to call out “white supremacists” for their racist rhetoric.
“Sanders has been standing up for all Americans and speaking out for years,” the account wrote.
“I know this because I was there.
I know this from watching him on television.”