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    'Toxic': Netizens Slam Actress Reposting Tweet on Hillary Clinton Called Jesus

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    This comes after 77-year-old Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders reportedly signalled readiness to launch a more powerful 2020 presidential bid than his first one in 2016, when he was defeated by Hillary Clinton, who in turn lost to Donald Trump in that year's elections.

    Twitter users have lashed out at American actress Debra Messing reposting a tweet which calls former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a "modern-day Jesus" who was "betrayed and crucified" by Judas in the person of US Senator Bernie Sanders.

    Journalist Glenn Greenwald, for his part, described Messing's move to repost last year's tweet by the user nicknamed Master Beto as "ugly, bigoted, and toxic."

    Greenwald was echoed many other netizens who dubbed Messing's comment as abnormal, with one user nicknamed Man arguing that likening Hillary Clinton to Jesus is irrelevant because she is "complete opposite" of him.

    In this vein, Sanders could be described as the more likely candidate to be compared to Jesus, according to other netizens.

    Earlier this month, Sander's former campaign manager announced that the 77-year old is poised and ready to launch a more powerful 2020 presidential bid than his first one in 2016.

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    Jeff Weaver was quoted by the AP as saying that "this time, he [Sanders] starts off as a front-runner, or one of the front-runners."

    In 2016, Sanders was defeated during his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination by Hillary Clinton, who in turn lost to Donald Trump in that year's presidential election.


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