Bernie Sanders Praises Trump-Kim Summit: Overall ‘A Positive Step’

The historic meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un has been met with cautious optimism and outright skepticism by members of Congress. Lindsey Graham came down on the side of cautious optimism today, while Bob Corker was a little more skeptical, saying “it is difficult to determine what of concrete nature has occurred.” Meanwhile, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi have been more critical. Bernie Sanders said in a statement the meeting was “light on substance,” but still an encouraging step:
While very light on substance, Trump and Kim Jong Un’s meeting is Continue reading "Bernie Sanders Praises Trump-Kim Summit: Overall ‘A Positive Step’"

Bernie Sanders Aide Has Best Reaction When Alex Jones Ambushes Senator at Airport: ‘Dude, No’

Infowars host Alex Jones — Seth Rich truther, Sandy Hook truther, Pizzagate truther, Gay Frogs truther, truther pretty much every insane far-right conspiracy — ambushed Senator Bernie Sanders at Los Angeles International Airport today while the Democratic lawmaker attempted to board his flight. “Well if it isn’t old Bernie Sanders,” said Jones as he caught the Vermont senator walking through the airport, pushing his camera close to his face. Ari Rabin-Havt, a senior adviser to Sanders, recognized Jones immediately and let out an exhausted, “Dude. No. Not Right now.” “Who is that?” Sanders asked his aide. “This is Alex Jones,” Rabin-Havt explained. Sanders fired off a barrage of quips at Sanders and his aides, asking if they are “flying first class,” tying Venezuela’s financial troubles to the American politician, and joking that “Karl Rove didn’t run like this” — a reference to the time Jones harassed former Continue reading "Bernie Sanders Aide Has Best Reaction When Alex Jones Ambushes Senator at Airport: ‘Dude, No’"

Maher Presses Bernie Sanders: What’s The ‘Democratic Message’ That Could ‘Fit On a Hat?’

Bill Maher sat down with former (and possibly future) presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and confronted him about how the Democratic Party can face President Trump going forward. Maher began by listing things that are part of the Democrats’ “agenda,” but told him that’s different than their “message.” “Trump is better at messaging. His voters don’t seem to care about an agenda or anything except ‘Build a Wall’ and ‘Lock Her Up” Maher told Sanders. “What’s the Democrats’ message? If you had to boil it down to something that could fit on a hat, which is about all what people can take in at this point. What is the Democratic message?” “The Democratic message is that we need a  government that represents working families and not billionaires,” Sanders responded. “An agenda that says healthcare is a right, not a privilege. An agenda that speaks to the young Continue reading "Maher Presses Bernie Sanders: What’s The ‘Democratic Message’ That Could ‘Fit On a Hat?’"

Bernie Sanders Loses it on NRA When Asked If Congress Has Done Enough to Stop Mass Shootings: ‘Of Course Not!’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) answered quite emphatically Sunday when he was asked if the U.S. Senate has done enough to address gun violence. Sanders was responding to NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, just two days after the most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, which claimed the lives of ten individuals. During the interview, Todd played a clip of one Santa Fe survivor saying she expected a shooting at her school. “What does it say that we have high school students that say ‘oh, yeah, I expected this.’ Todd asked Sanders. “It is unspeakable,” Sanders responded. “It really is. To see the kids all over this country who go to a place where they should feel safe, where they can focus on learning are now worried about the things we saw in Texas or in Florida a few months ago.” “Have you guys done Continue reading "Bernie Sanders Loses it on NRA When Asked If Congress Has Done Enough to Stop Mass Shootings: ‘Of Course Not!’"

Former Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager: He May Run in 2020

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders‘ former campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Tuesday that the 76-year-old Vermont Democratic Socialist may run again for president in 2020. If a potential Sanders bid for the White House is successful, it would make him the oldest president ever to assume office in his first term. Sanders will be 79 years old in January 2021, when the next U.S. president is sworn into office. Despite questions about the senator’s age, however, Sanders hasn’t given a straight answer as to whether or not he will run. “What would you say are the things that might convince Bernie Sanders not to run for president in 2020?” MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Weaver Tuesday morning. “A meteor falling on his head?” MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough quipped. Weaver, though, responded by pointing out the “grueling” nature of a presidential run, which would seem Continue reading "Former Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager: He May Run in 2020"

Bernie Sanders: ‘Beyond My Comprehension’ Why White House Won’t Just Apologize for McCain Comment

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blasted White House staffer Kelly Sadler Sunday for what he called a “crude and stupid” joke about Sen. John McCain with whom he’s worked for more than ten years. Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper, Sanders said he couldn’t understand why no apology has been issued. “It is one thing in the White House for somebody to say something crude and stupid and disrespectful of an American hero,” he said. “It is another thing for them not to apologize.” Sanders said it was “beyond my comprehension,” adding that the administration’s failure to rectify the situation has left him completely flummoxed. “I just don’t know what goes on in that White House mentality for there not being an apology for that terrible remark,” he told Tapper. Tapper noted Sanders has had a long history in Congress with McCain, even hugging McCain on the floor of Continue reading "Bernie Sanders: ‘Beyond My Comprehension’ Why White House Won’t Just Apologize for McCain Comment"

Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders Knock Media Coverage of Russia, Stormy Daniels at Inequality Town Hall

During a town hall this week on inequality, Michael Moore expressed some frustration about how the media isn’t covering issues of substance more and is more focused on “shiny” distractions like Russia. Moore, who was joined in the event (which addressed “the decline of the American middle class and the rise of oligarchy in America”) by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, brought up the victory in the recent West Virginia teachers strike and how it should have gotten a lot more coverage from the national media. But, he said, the “corporate media” wasn’t covering it, “even some of the networks that we watch.” Moore said right now it’s all “Russia Russia Russia,” and Sanders jumped in to note Stormy Daniels too. The filmmaker did clarify that he’s not trying to downplay Russia as an important news story, just that these are “shiny keys to distract us, Continue reading "Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders Knock Media Coverage of Russia, Stormy Daniels at Inequality Town Hall"