ALERT: Muslim Girl Asks Bernie Sanders 1 Question at Rally, He Makes Her a Sickening Promise
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist and soon-to-be political footnote from Vermont, took a question Wednesday during a Virginia campaign event from a Muslim student who asked how, as president, he would combat Islamophobia in America.
“Let me be very personal if I might,” he answered, according to The Hill. “I’m Jewish, my father’s family died in concentration camps.”
Now, one might expect Sanders to then decry the many radical Muslims who would have cheered that announcement — who would, in fact, have cheerfully assisted Hitler in eliminating Sanders’ kin.
But that would be granting Sanders too much credit for logical thought — far too much.
“I will do everything that I can to rid this country of the ugly stain of racism that has existed for far too many years,” he said instead.
Of course, racism exists. And working to combat it isn’t exactly an evil goal. But arguing that “racism and discrimination” are fundamental aspects of American culture, as The Hill reported Sanders did, is something completely different.
Of course, Sanders is something completely different himself.
It takes a certain kind of chutzpah to proudly declare yourself a socialist and expect to have a prayer of winner a national election in the United States — particularly when your first contest is to defeat a woman who is arguably the most ruthless political figure since LBJ.