Bernie Sanders clarifies that earning a million from a book he wrote is not the American dream
There are a lot of clips of Bernie Sanders floating around Monday following his town hall appearance on Fox News with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. His appearance came right as he followed through on releasing ten years of tax returns, and it looks like the socialist from Vermont with three houses isn’t hurting for cash:
“Sanders' decision to run for president in 2015 ultimately led to an increase in their bottom line – which jumped from $240,622 in 2015 to $1,073,333 a year later. Since his first bid, Sanders and his wife – from 2016-18 – made a total of more than $2.79M” https://t.co/f3AqRTDTGL
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 15, 2019
As he explained last week, Sanders earned a lot from his bestselling book and assured an audience that you too can be millionaires if you write a bestselling book. But wouldn’t he consider that sort of windfall from his own efforts the American dream? Or at the very least, capitalism at work?
Bret Baier: "When you wrote the book and made the money, isn't that the definition of capitalism? The American dream?"
Bernie: (awkwardly long pause) “No.” pic.twitter.com/qzx6E912By
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 15, 2019
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) April 16, 2019
Umm explain Bernie 🤔
— Kyle Gannon (@Kgannon17) April 16, 2019
— Daniel Pennell (@DanPennell) April 15, 2019
If Bernie had one once of sincerity, he would donate 90% of his royalties. But alas I digress.
— Mark Verity (@soonersbigred) April 15, 2019
Shocked how unaware he was that capitalism has been very very good to him.
— Matt Bilyeu (@Bilyeu_m) April 16, 2019
Duh, just what is capitalism!
"an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state."
— Patriot (@TerrySuominen) April 16, 2019
— Tracy Kinner (@teeleekin) April 15, 2019
Bernie is a fraud.
— Clarissa Yates ✝️ (@imclarissanova) April 16, 2019
He’s an idiot.
— Conservative APRN (@CelesteUSAproud) April 16, 2019
You could almost hear the lie being born in his head before he actually said no. That was actually comical. I laughed the same way when Bill Clinton testified. Everyone knew he was lying, but the way he spoke and what he said was so unreal that it was just actually funny. pic.twitter.com/OFZhOdsrxU
— Poglavnik (@Balkans1992) April 16, 2019
He is such a joke. I’m glad they asked him the question.
— Publius (@ParatusFidelis) April 15, 2019
It's not, because without his taxpayer-funded platform, nobody would have bought his book.
— AOC: All-Out Crazy (@TXJackCC) April 15, 2019
Why didn’t he give his book away for free
— EDWARD MENZIES (@BADBOZO) April 15, 2019
@GOPChairwoman save and use this clip please.
— Romona ⭐⭐⭐ (@rromona) April 15, 2019
"Let me break it down to a human level."
Bernie Sanders from outta space
This guy is insane.
— 🇺🇸 𝔻𝕖𝕡𝕝𝕠𝕣𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 ℍ𝕠𝕣𝕤𝕥 🇩🇪 (@thehorstest) April 15, 2019
And if those go well we could see presidential debates between him and Donald Trump. These debates would be held in America, to Trump’s great advantage.
'So capitalism is actually good?' Follow this advice from Bernie Sanders and 'you can be a millionaire, too' https://t.co/RA4ZON7kEe
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2019