Bernie Sanders is beginning to realize that being the frontrunner of his party is not just an easy walk in the park. Since his victories in the Nevada caucus and New Hampshire primary, the socialist candidate discovered that the target on his back is that much bigger. Sanders remains under attack from 2020 rivals who are eager to boost their own chances of winning the presidential nomination to face President Trump.
During last night’s debate, the socialist got a taste of just how challenging his new position can be. Although Sanders did attempt to defend himself and push back against criticism from his in-party rivals, he ultimately employed the tactic of attacking Trump in order to get the heat off himself.
According to Breitbart News, the socialist senator falsely claimed that President Trump bears responsibility for the existence of homelessness in America.
Sanders’ Lie about Trump and Homelessness in America
It’s no secret that Sanders has a habit of making all kinds of anti-Trump statements, regardless of how inaccurate they are. The senator has a record of flagrantly referring to the president as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, etc., all without evidence. Last night, Sanders piled onto his poor track record when he indirectly faulted the president for the approximately 500,000 individuals who are presently homeless in this country.
According to Sanders, the economy isn’t “working for the American people,” but only for the wealthy 1%. In repeating his debunked talking point, the socialist senator declined to point out that the overwhelmingly vast majority of homelessness exists in blue states, such as California, New York, Massachusetts, and Washington D.C.
So in a nutshell, Democrats fail various residents with poor policies and when the inevitable fallout of these policies takes place, they point the finger at Trump.
The End of the Bern
Since Sanders’ victories in New Hampshire and Nevada, he’s begun claiming that he’s heading an “unstoppable” movement to the presidency. This remains to be seen; the socialist senator is not yet the frontrunner in South Carolina and moreover, consistent attacks from other members of his party do pose as a credible threat.
In 2016, the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders and only time will tell whether or not they decide to do so this year. One thing is for sure: Sanders shouldn’t get too comfortable or too complacent. Despite what he may believe, spreading disinformation about President Trump won’t get Sanders a one-way ticket to the Democrat nomination.
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