Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ staffers denied rumors we was suspending his presidential campaign Wednesday afternoon, but multiple sources say the far-left lawmaker will be ending his current advertisements on Facebook.
“Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is reportedly ending his Facebook ad campaigns after 2020 rival former Vice President Joe Biden solidified his delegate lead on Tuesday, sweeping all three primaries as the coronavirus pandemic scrambled the nominating process for the foreseeable future,” reports Fox Business.
There are no current plans for @BernieSanders to suspend his campaign. A top aide tells me:
“Nothing has changed since this morning.”
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) March 18, 2020
“A suspension in ad spending on Facebook has generally been a good indicator that candidates are preparing to exit the 2020 race. Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg both made their Facebook ads inactive hours before they suspended their campaigns,” adds Fox.
Earlier Wednesday, rumors swirled on social media that Sanders was ending his run for the White House.
“The next primary contest is at least three weeks ago,” Shakir said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign. In the immediate term, however, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable.”
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Source: Fox Business
AGAIN!? Bernie Defends Communist China, Says Regime ‘Reduced Extreme Poverty in Last 50 Years’
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.
BIDEN VS BERNIE: Watch the Democrat Debate LOWLIGHTS Now
Former Vice President Joe Biden squared-off against Senator Bernie Sanders in the first one-on-one Democrat debate of the 2020 election; arguing over a range of issues including Fidel Castro, the War in Iraq, Coronavirus, and more.
“Fortunately, I don’t have any of the underlying conditions,” said Biden on the Coronavirus just seconds before touching his face.
“China is undoubtedly an authoritarian society, but would anybody deny that extreme poverty in China today is much less than what it was 40 or 50 years ago? That’s a fact!” added Sanders.
Watch the Democrat debate LOWLIGHTS above.