Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bernie Sanders Interview February 2016

Bernie Sanders was recently interviewed on The Late Show by Stephen Colbert and grilled over his policies after having triumphed in the New Hampshire Primary.

Asked why he appealed so much to young voters, having obtained 86% of the vote of people aged 18-24, the senator from Vermont responded "I think for two reasons, by definition young people are idealistic and they look at a world with so many problems and say, why not?" adding "the second part that I think young people are thinking about is how does it happen that with all of this technology and productivity in our economy they are likely to have a lower standard of living than their parents, while almost all new income and wealth is going to the top 1%"

On the question of whether or not there was a similarity of appeal between him and Donald Trump he stated "I think a lot of Donald Trump`s supporters are angry, they are in many cases people who are working longer hours for lower wages, they are people who are really worried about what is going to happen to their kids, but I think what they have done is responded to Trump`s false message which suggests that if we keep Muslims out of this country or if we keep scapegoating Latinos or Mexicans that somehow our country becomes better, I think that`s a false solution".

Sanders has run his campaign fighting for a fairer society, not shying away from the word "socialist" controversial in The United States as it is perceived as being associated with Communism. Sanders has declared himself to be a "Democratic Socialist" and his appeal seems to be growing, according to the latest polls he and Clinton are tied in Nevada with the caucuses just a few days away,

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