In an interview, Sen. Sanders responding to a question if gender is ’still an obstacle’ explained, ’everybody has their own sets of problems. I’m 78 years of age. That’s a problem’. Sanders added, ’If you’re looking at Buttigieg, he’s a young guy’. However, a Bloomberg reporter Emma Kinery fabricated the quote in a now-deleted tweet saying Sanders said ’Buttigieg is young and Buttigieg is gay’.