Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called President Trump a liar when asked if he agreed with the calls for incivility made by some Democrats, during his appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper.
Tapper aired a clip of Hillary Clinton saying earlier this week, “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.” He then showed Eric Holder saying, “when they go low, we kick them,” which is a variation on Michelle Obama’s famous line, “when they go low, we go high.”
Then Tapper showed a clip of Obama condemning both of their rhetoric.
“Joining me now is independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who caucuses with the Democrats. Senator, you just heard those comments from Holder, Clinton, and Michelle Obama,” Tapper said. “What do you think? Do you think Democrats have been too weak responding to Republicans in the past or do you subscribe to Michelle Obama’s mantra, ‘when they go low, we go high?'”
“I don’t think it’s a question of going high or going low. I think it’s a question of telling the truth. And the truth is that you have a president who lies all of the time, a pathological liar. I don’t think that’s what the American people want,” Sanders responded.
“You have a Republican leadership in the House and the Senate that tried, came within one vote of throwing 32 million people off of the health insurance they currently have,” he continued. “You have leadership there in the House and the Senate that wants to do away with pre-existing protections that people have in this country so they can get health insurance when you have cancer or heart disease.”
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