Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called President Trump an authoritarian for using the phrase “fake news.” While he failed to deliver a point that actually makes sense, you have to admit that Sen. Sanders is an expert when it comes to authoritarianism. Under the guise of socialism, it has been the ideological framework of his entire political career.
When Donald Trump attacks the media as “fake news” what he is doing is trying to move our country in an authoritarian direction.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 12, 2017
First of all, merely calling a story or report as “fake news” is not an authoritarian action. Beyond that, let’s consider the irony of Sanders, of all people, leveling that claim.
And when you say the 1% are responsible for all the world's problems, you do the same. https://t.co/k1qailJNDa
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 12, 2017
Exactly right. Any person who seriously promotes the idea that the root of all world issues stem from the one percenters is by definition perpetuating fake news. Sen. Sanders does that constantly in order to rally his fringe, leftist base.
@benshapiro Bernie talking about authoritarian? His solution to every problem is "Government"
— Ryan Rusty (@vikramraj2194) February 12, 2017
It sounds really rich (no pun intended) when Bernie Sanders starts railing against authoritarianism.
@benshapiro He literally told a business owner she should go out of business for not complying with government regulations
— Blank (@CJS_News_Feed) February 12, 2017
@benshapiro boom! roasted!
— R Jacob Woodyard (@JacobWoodyard) February 12, 2017
@benshapiro And Bernie is trying to make us LESS regulated? LESS subject to gov authority? I think not
— Peter Spargo (@Peter99cs) February 12, 2017
@benshapiro I feel like I'm watching someone beat up their great grandfather who is currently bed ridden from a previous beating.
— Wide And Nerdy (@AlanSmithee1770) February 12, 2017
Bernie has taken a lot of political beatings lately.