The Wash. Examiner reports
President Trump's recent jab at Bernie Sanders, calling him "a communist," was meant as an insult. But the 2020 Democratic front-runner and Vermont senator might not have taken it that way.Sanders is actually worse than a Communist. Bad as the Communists were, they did not seek identity politics and social disruption as today's Leftists do.
In 1972, Sanders, then a gubernatorial protest candidate for the socialist Liberty Union Party, visited an alternative high school in Rutland, Vermont, to give his campaign pitch. During a question-and-answer session, Sanders, then 31, brushed off accusations of being a left-wing radical.
"I don't mind people coming up and calling me a communist," Sanders said. "At least, they're still alive."
On the night of the Super Bowl, Trump said "communist" was the first word that came to his mind when he thought of Sanders in an interview by Fox News's Sean Hannity.
“I think he’s a communist,” Trump said. “Look, I think of communism when I think of Bernie. You could say socialist, but didn’t he get married in Moscow? That’s wonderful. Moscow’s wonderful.”
Trump was then corrected by Hannity, who explained that Sanders only honeymooned in the Soviet Union in 1988.
Although Sanders has refrained from self-identifying as a communist, his ties with far-left Marxist groups go back decades.
Sanders used to be against open borders, but the Democrat Party has been taken over by Leftists who demand open borders, and Sanders has agreed.
Sanders is Jewish, but much of the Left is now aligned as anti-Israel, and Sanders has even aligned himself with some of those.
I am expecting Trump to easily defeat Sanders in Nov. 2020. Even if you hate Trump, he is surely better than a Commie.