Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders double-down on his praise for brutal communist governments during a Fox News Town Hall event this week; saying China has helped “reduce extreme poverty” over the last fifty years.
“Many experts look at that moment on 60 Minutes when you talked about Fidel Castro’s literacy program as a turning point in this race. Do you regret saying what you said at that time?” asked the Fox News moderators.
“No,” Sanders fired-back. “Look, I have spent my entire life fighting for working people and fighting for democracy.”
“So if you look at a country like China, for example, is China a democracy? Of course, it’s not a democracy. It is an authoritarian country and Xi is taking it in a bad direction but what can we say about China in the last 50 years?” asked Sanders.
“Would anybody in their right mind deny that extreme poverty in China has been reduced? Can anyone deny that? Of course not,” Sanders concluded.
Original Story: February 24th, 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stunned viewers across the country Sunday when he publicly praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro; saying he implemented a “massive literacy program” in the island-nation once he “came into office.”
Sanders was speaking with 60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper when he was asked if he stood-by comments he made years earlier praising the socialist revolutionary.
“He educated their kids, gave them healthcare, totally transformed the society,” said Sanders decades ago.
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba. But you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad! When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” Sanders asked Cooper.
Watch Sanders’ stunning comments above.
COMRADE BERNIE: Sanders Digs-In, Defends Castro, Praises Communist China for Easing ‘Poverty’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his defense of communist dictators during a CNN Town Hall event Monday night; publicly praising Cuba’s Fidel Castro and China’s authoritarian regime.
“Democratic members of Congress who represent Cuban-Americans in Florida -obviously you’ve got to win there- are attacking your comments as absolutely unacceptable… Response?” asked CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
“When Fidel Castro first came to power, which was, what, ’59? You know what he did?” Sanders began. “He initiated a major literacy program. There were a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who were illiterate, and he formed a literacy brigade … that went out and they helped people learn to read and write.”
“You know what? I think teaching people to read and write is a good thing.” He added, “I have been extremely consistent and critical of all authoritarian regimes all over the world, including Cuba, including Nicaragua, including Saudi Arabia, including China, including Russia. I happen to believe in democracy, not authoritarianism.”
Bernie Sanders is tripling down on his defense of his comment defending Castro’s Cuba:
“I think teaching people to read and write is a good thing.”pic.twitter.com/lCopqzKWCp
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 25, 2020
“But, ya know, you can take China as another example. China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian, but can anyone deny — I mean, the facts are clear — that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history,” Sanders told the crowd.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
COMRADE BERNIE: Sanders Says Fidel Castro’s Literacy Program ‘Not a Bad Thing!’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his praise of Cuba’s communist dictatorship during Tuesday night’s debate; saying Fidel Castro’s literacy programs were “not a bad thing!”
“Truth is truth. If somebody in Saudi Arabia, or any country in the world, teaches illiterate people to read, you’re going to tell me that’s a bad thing? It is not,” said Bernie.
“The way we are going to win in Florida -the reason I’m ahead of Trump- is to have the largest voter turnout in the history of this country… The truth is we have massive inequality, the truth is working people have not seen a wage increase in 45 years,” he added.
Lol Bernie after the debate defending his praise of Castro:
“Dictators can do good things!”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2020
Watch Sanders’ comments above.