Put a Sock In It, Bernie [OPINION]
With the first Democrat presidential debates quickly approaching and polls indicating his numbers are slipping, a desperate Bernie Sanders unleashed a whole heap of rage on President Trump on Tuesday.
As tens of thousands of Trump supporters were gathering at Orlando's Amway Center to hear 45's re-election announcement, Sanders was hanging with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC where he issued his scathing attack on the president, calling Trump every name in the book, "(He's) a pathological liar, he is a racist, he is a sexist, he is a homophobe, and he is a religious bigot.”
Whoa, Bernie! Save some for Biden.
Bernie hasn't learned much from 2016. Back then, Bernie focused all of his venom on Trump and spared Hillary Clinton. In fact, Bernie refused to talk about Clinton's email scandal. How crazy is that?
Bernie needs to understand that there will be plenty of time to attack Trump, but he's got to make it to the finals first. In order to do that, he has to attack Biden and Warren and the other 20 candidates that stand in his way in order to earn the right to challenge Trump. And he needs to do better than that. Calling Trump a racist and a homophobe is so 2018. Get with it, Bernardo.
Sanders did take a moment to visit the standard stump speech he's been delivering since the 1970s.
“Massive income and wealth inequality, tens of millions of families living paycheck to paycheck, those are the issues that I will talk about during this campaign, and I think goes with the issues that the average American understands are the important issues," he said. Yeah, yeah, the richest one percent and all that jazz.
The world's oldest socialist hippie is going to lecture us about wealth inequality as he counts his millions. Which one of his three homes will Bernie and Jane summer at this year? Probably the new $600,000 pad on Lake Champlain.
What a bore. Put a sock in it, Bernie.
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