Levi Sanders, the son of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is running for Congress in New Hampshire as a Democrat… but that didn’t stop him for praising the “incredible job” President Trump is doing.
According to Sanders, Trump’s been great at giving people hope–which is something the Democrats have, thus far, failed to do.
“The Democratic Party has done a very poor job of bolstering people’s confidence and self-esteem, and that has significant consequences when it comes to reaching out to low-income and working-class people,” Sanders explained.
He specifically referenced 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, who infamously condescended to voters.
“When Hillary Clinton used the word ‘deplorable’ that had a significant effect on so many people,” Sanders said. “They basically said ‘We understand that Donald Trump is not a nice guy, but he is one of us.’ He said ‘Yes, I know I’m a billionaire, but I’m like your weird uncle. I’m not politically correct and I’m not judging you’ and that’s the key.”
Sanders didn’t hold punches–he called Trump’s presidency a “disaster”–but he did admit that Trump had helped restore faith among millions of people.
“Trump has done an incredible job in saying, ‘Listen, you don’t really need to make more money. I’m not going to raise your minimum wage but I’m going to make you feel good about yourself – the Democratic Party has taken away your self-esteem and your self-worth’,” Sanders said. “If you take someone’s self-esteem away you are done, but you can take away someone’s money.”
Sanders, however, does in fact plan to take away people’s money: like his socialist father, his campaign is calling for a $15 minimum wage, universal healthcare, and “free” college.