First it was Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails” that Bernie Sanders said Americans were sick and tired of hearing about.
Now it’s Bill Clinton’s sex life.
Guest post by Dylan Stableford: Senior Editor.
The Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful repeated the line on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “I think we’ve got more important things to worry about in this country than Bill Clinton’s sex life,” he said.
“I think Donald Trump might want to concern himself with the fact that he is dead wrong when he says that we should not raise the minimum wage,” Sanders said on ABC. “He’s dead wrong when he says we should give huge tax breaks to billionaires like himself. And he’s dead wrong when he thinks that climate change is a hoax when virtually the entire scientific community says that it’s the great environmental crisis that we face.
Meanwhile, Sanders doubled down on his recent assertion that the brash real estate mogul is a “pathological liar.” “I do not get engaged in personal attacks, but Trump really is over the edge,” Sanders said on ABC. “Time after time, this guy just comes up with things off the top of his head that are lies. And somebody has got to say that.”
Sanders, who is openly courting Trump’s working-class supporters, said they share similar goals. “Working-class Republicans are also seeing their wages going down — they’re seeing almost all new income and wealth going to the top 1 percent,” he said on CNN. “They can’t afford to send their kids to college.
They’re seeing their jobs going to China. And I think they want a president who has the courage to stand up to the billionaire class, to raise the minimum wage, to make public colleges and universities tuition-free and, by the way, to address a corrupt campaign finance system, where millionaires and billionaires and corporations are now spending unlimited sums of money to buy elections.
"That’s a pretty across-the-board sentiment,” Sanders said. “The American people want change. And I believe that I’m a vehicle of change, being prepared to stand up to the wealthy and the powerful and create an economy that works for all Americans.”