Senator Bernie Sanders accused rising Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren of being a “capitalist through her bones” over the weekend; saying “he is not” when asked to comment on the country’s economic system.
“There are differences between Elizabeth and myself,” Sanders, I-Vt., said in an interview with ABC News. “Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I’m not.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders tells @jonkarl that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a "very, very good senator," but "there are differences between Elizabeth and myself."
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) October 13, 2019
Sanders’ health took center stage earlier this month after undergoing an emergency heart procedure.
Doctors treating presidential candidate Bernie Sanders confirmed the 78-year-old senator suffered a heart attack on the campaign trail; releasing the lawmaker from a hospital in Nevada.
“After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction,” the doctors, Arturo Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj, said. “He was immediately transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.”
“I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for the excellent care that they provided. After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work,” posted Sanders on social media.
I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for the excellent care that they provided. After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work. pic.twitter.com/HjBc9LPjo4
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 4, 2019
“I just got out of the hospital a few hours ago and I’m feeling so much better,” Sanders said. “See you soon on the campaign trail.”
BERNIE SPEAKS: Sanders Thanks Supporters following Heart Scare, Says US Needs ‘Medicare for All!’
Senator Bernie Sanders thanked his supporters and medical staffers this week after being hospitalized in Nevada over “chest pains,” using the opportunity to call for a universal healthcare system to be instituted across the United States.
“Thanks for all the well wishes. I’m feeling good. I’m fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover. None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!” posted Sanders on Twitter.
Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm feeling good. I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover.
None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 2, 2019
Original Story: October 2, 2019
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders underwent emergency heart surgery after experiencing “discomfort” in his chest on the campaign trail, his campaign announced.
“Bernie Sanders experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event on Tuesday and had two stents inserted to address a blockage in an artery, his campaign announced,” reports Politico.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," senior adviser Jeff Weaver said.
"We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.” https://t.co/2gM4ItP53Q
— POLITICO (@politico) October 2, 2019
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
BERNIE’S BAD MEMORY: Sanders Says He’s ‘Spent His Whole Life’ Fighting Against the Soviet Union
Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows across the country over the weekend; saying he’s “spent his whole life” fighting against authoritarian regimes like the Soviet Union and Venezuela.
“I have spent my whole life fighting for democracy, fighting against authoritarianism, whether the Soviet Union, Venezuela or anyplace else,” claimed Sanders during a recent interview.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders: "I have spent my whole life fighting for democracy, fighting against authoritarianism, whether the Soviet Union, Venezuela or anyplace else." pic.twitter.com/w8ky6hdz2Y
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 9, 2019
The self-described Democratic Socialist has been caught on tape publicly praising the Soviet Union and Cuba following his “honeymoon” to the communist nation in the late 1980s.
Undated Footage of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared online weeks ago; showing the potential 2020 presidential nominee praising the Soviet Union for its public transportation, youth programs, and more.
Bernie Sanders was lucky to be able to get to the Soviet Union in 1988 and praise all its stunning socialist achievements before the entire system and empire collapsed under the weight of its own spectacular failures. pic.twitter.com/bENmwVKi0g
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 25, 2019
“When we were in Moscow, we were extremely impressed by their public transportation system. The stations themselves were absolutely beautiful… It was a very, very effective system,” said Bernie.
“Also, I was impressed by the youth programs that they have. Their Palaces of Culture for the young people, a whole variety of programs for the young people, and cultural programs that go far beyond what we do in this country,” he added.
Sanders changed his tune in recent weeks after announcing his run for the White House.
“Obviously, Soviet Union was an authoritarian society with no democratic rights, and I think if you know history, you know the democratic socialists fought and stood up against that,” the 2020 Democratic hopeful said.
“You can look at what existed in the Soviet Union or Venezuela, that is not what I’m talking about at all,” he added.
“If what you say in life is, ‘all I want to do is as much money as I possibly can and screw everything else, I don’t give a damn,’ then no, I don’t think democratic socialism is your cup of tea,” he said.
“But if you have a decent heart and say ‘look, I’m doing really well, but I also want to be a contributor to the wellbeing of society, so I’m going to pay my fair share of taxes.’”
A new poll released last month shows a whopping 43% of Americans think “socialism” would be a “good thing” for America.
“Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion,” reports Gallup.
The surprising survey comes as countless Democratic presidential candidates -such as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and others- press for massive federal spending programs like Medicare for All.