Bernie Absolves Trump Voters, Castigates ‘The Liberal Elite’
He still doesn’t get it. Still doesn’t get why he lost the primary by 4 million votes.
“Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) on Friday defended voters of President Trump, saying that the election was Democrats’ to lose and that the party needs to better represent the working-class voters who supported Trump and other GOP lawmakers.”
“Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks. I don’t agree, because I’ve been there. Let me tell you something else some of you might not agree with, it wasn’t that Donald Trump won the election, it was that the Democratic Party lost the election,” Sanders said while speaking at an Our Revolution rally in Boston with fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
“Sanders went on to say that a “fundamental restructuring of the Democratic party” was needed to win future elections and that problems with party’s current setup is why many were quick to support Trump in the election, not because of some of the rhetoric on the campaign trail.”
Right. These allegedly economic populists voted for Trump who just happens to have the richest cabinet in history. It was Trump’s ‘populism’ that won them over. They’re concern over single payer that made them vote for someone who tried to take away the insurance of 24 million.
Bernie insists that none of these people wanted mass deportations or a Muslim ban, they wanted free college and single payer. I spoke to a Trump supporter yesterday. He said that ‘Many people didn’t believe Hillary cared about them.’
But when I asked why it was because bakers should have the right not to make wedding cakes for gay people if they like and she doesn’t recognize that. Then he talked about the War on Christmas-I kid you not.
Then there’s the fact that he’s not poor, he an older guy who’s very comfortable economically. What is not appreciated is that Trump appealed to a lot of older voters for reasons of social and cultural conservatism. These voters are not poor.
If Bernie would examine the voter numbers he’d see that Trump voters on average have higher income than Hillary voters.
What the true divide was though was education: Hillary voters are more educated.
Here is why Trump voters should be held accountable: he is doing what he advertised. They just thought his cruelty wouldn't touch them.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) April 2, 2017
What Bernie fails to do is admit that there was no secret about what Trump would do in office. He told us. Some may have chose not to believe it. Bernie continues, then, to try to bracket off race, gender, etc, to the side.
During the campaign at one time he said Hillary should ‘get off the birther stuff.’ Why?
Part of why Trump is not legitimate is that he got into our politics through the birther door. But Bernie sees this as something that wasn’t worth getting too upset over.
He still doesn’t get it. If he thinks he has a shot in 2020 he might think again. He has shown that he hasn’t learned anything-besides the fact that he’s be 79.
In many ways, #TheResistance is powered by Hillary more than Bernie issues. Even Bernie in his ads for re-election in 2018 talk about Russia.
What hold does Russia have over President Trump? pic.twitter.com/Qk0mvxAMIk
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 31, 2017
Shows you where Dem politics is right now even in his native Vermont.
I don’t want a war with the Berners. We need to unite going forward. But they should be warned-any shots at Hillary will come back at them.
I don’t know what the ‘liberal elite’ is. Bernie should stop using that term.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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