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 election.
"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 faggot."
"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