Bernie Sanders isn’t backing away from the term “democratic socialist” that he uses to describe himself. Quite to the contrary, he’s also claiming that President Trump is also presiding over a socialist government, just a different kind:
.@BernieSanders on whether his “socialism” label will hurt in a general election:
“We’re living right now under Donald Trump in a socialist society. The only difference is, does the government work for working people or does it work for billionaires?" pic.twitter.com/gs6Gi7WWIi
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 14, 2020
The main takeaway is more of a question:
What in the hell does this mean? https://t.co/bpGXDbFRTE
— Sam Michel (@sammichelwjob) February 14, 2020
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 14, 2020
It sounds like Bernie’s got a new sales pitch: Out with Trump’s bad socialism and in with my good socialism.
I am starting to think Sanders doesn't really know what he is talking about. https://t.co/JDohVHSiLc
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) February 14, 2020
Letting people keep more of their own money is not socialism… https://t.co/eeL9IpyVDZ
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) February 14, 2020
This makes zero sense. https://t.co/3BmUCJU6u2
— Bradley Schultz (@schultz_racing) February 14, 2020
Bernie does a great job here explaining why socialism is bad lol https://t.co/PkHRmMdO70
— Tmo (@_ThomasT) February 14, 2020
Lmao the stones on this guy. https://t.co/JOIfNc5rn5
— David Edward ? (@_David_Edward) February 14, 2020
I'm not sure Bernie Sanders knows how to deal with the fact that socialism isn't a great sell to middle America. https://t.co/i3B91Nxd9G
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 14, 2020
Will Sanders end up finding out the hard way? Stay tuned.
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