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Bernie Sanders: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History'
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49221"><span class="small">Tal Axelrod, The Hill</span></a>   
Thursday, 01 November 2018 08:23

Axelrod writes: "Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday went after President Trump, calling him 'the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history' during a campaign event for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D)."

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Las Vegas. (photo: AP)
Bernie Sanders campaigns in Las Vegas. (photo: AP)

Bernie Sanders: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History'

By Tal Axelrod, The Hill

01 November 18


en. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday went after President Trump, calling him “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history" during a campaign event for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D).

Campaign staffers “are working to make sure that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate,” Sanders said of campaigns across the country. 

Trump’s rhetoric has been thrust to the center of a national debate over the country’s political divide, with critic’s suggesting Trump bears some responsibility for the climate that led to explosive devices being sent to the president’s critics and a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday that killed 11 worshippers.

The White House has condemned both the mailed explosive devices and the Pittsburgh shooting while denying any culpability.

“I think it's irresponsible to blame the president and members of his administration for those heinous acts,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a press briefing Monday.

Sanders is considering another presidential run in 2020, refusing to commit to serving a full six-year term if he is reelected Tuesday, as is expected.

“Right now, my focus is on the year 2018, but if you’re asking me to make an absolute pledge as to whether I’ll be running for president or not, I’m not going to make that pledge. The simple truth is I have not made that decision. But I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I may not run. I may. But on the other hand, I may not,” he said at a forum Monday night in Vermont.

Should Sanders run, he will likely be joining a large group of Democratic candidates seeking to prove their anti-Trump bona fides.

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+6 # ddd-rrr 2018-11-01 11:14
A recent trend in politics has mystified me: large numbers of people eagerly
and loyally following a party with what can only be described as a "creep" at
its head, with destructive and useless myths as its credo, with no significant
history, logic, ethics, or facts supporting its actions or its aims, and with
no obvious gains or advantages accruing to its members. This didn't
make sense to me (other than noting that "stupidity" must be the
enabler for this condition to exist), but some who would
appear to be among those in this party of
"the stupids" (those whose values, or the lack thereof,
and their inability to think) made this possible -- but I know some
of them to be not befitting of this description, while at the same time,
being totally resistant to any attempts to alter, with facts and logic,
their "beliefs", and their need for this association.

In a conversation this morning with an interesting friend, a realization occurred
that the answer to the "why" may be rooted in a desire for identity with,
and belonging within, a "group" -- in other words, they need
to seek association with others, regardless of the cost
to their reputations or to their well-being
as individuals.

+7 # ddd-rrr 2018-11-01 11:16

This is called, "cultism", and that can draw in people who should know better
than to fall for it, especially a cult with an obvious sociopath at its head!
Looking back, it does appear that much of Trump's approach
is designed to divide "us" from "them", and to offer
simplistic and unrealistic, yet attractive,
"answers" to those who want
to be part of a group.

If this is what has happened, unfortunately, it will not be easy or quick to correct.
+4 # Caliban 2018-11-01 14:44
"Cultism" -- a good term for the interesting phenomenon you describe so well.

Of course, Trump himself has little interest in ideas and even less ability to expound on even bad and simple minded ones as those associated with him. Of course that is why Trump has the Bannon - Breitbart crowd -- to give language and rhetoric to ideas that DT accepts but cannot express without his more verbally endowed propagandists.
+1 # futhark 2018-11-01 20:01
Will Trump's supporters in 2020 follow Nixon's in 1972 to form a Committee for the Re-Election of the President (formally abbreviated as CRP, but popularly referred to as CREEP)?

Some people of my acquaintance favor several of Trump's policies, such as lower taxes for the rich, unlimited access of citizens to gun ownership, and opposition to unrestricted abortion, but find his personality embarrassingly repellent. I doubt that any of them would be pleased to learn that their daughters were working in his proximity.
+4 # Robbee 2018-11-01 13:01
bernie? Y O U - D I D N ' T ?

now do it again!

O U T S T A N D I N G !
-11 # chapdrum 2018-11-01 13:09
With due respect to Sanders, this is why Trump got over 60 million votes.
+17 # Moxa 2018-11-01 13:16
God save us if he doesn't run. While the others are "seeking to prove their anti-Trump bona fides"--how radical is that!--and we saw how well that worked with Hillary Clinton--Sander s is the only one with a completely different vision of the way the government should work. Don't be fooled by imitations.
0 # chapdrum 2018-11-01 20:35
Meaning...tens of millions are evidently racist, sexist, homophobic and bigoted.