Shirtless Bernie Sanders Sings ‘This Land is Your Land’ with Drunk Russians
The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate drunk in 'cold war' Russia 1988
If Bernie Sanders was Republican, you could guarantee the clip below would be used to destroy him from the inside out.
But the recent footage of a shirtless Sanders drunkenly enjoying his honeymoon with a group of Soviets in 1988 could derail his alleged plan to announce his bid for the 2020 presidential run.
The video shows Sanders singing an out of tune “This Land is Your Land" in what seems to be smoke-filled restaurant or bar.
In 1988, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and his wife Jane took a bizarre honeymoon-ish trip to Burlington Vermont’s Russian sister city, Yaroslavl, days after they were married.
Then things got crazy.
The shirtless drinking and singing to mid-1940’s American folk music is something of a spectacle, to say the least.
Twitter user Top Rope Travis, who identifies himself as the “Director of Veterans Overreach” for an attempt to draft Rep. Beto O’Rourke for a presidential campaign, posted the video yesterday.
NEW: Recently discovered footage from 1988 reveals a shirtless Bernie Sanders with his wife, Jane, on their honeymoon in the USSR, drunkenly signing “This Land Is Your Land” with a group of presumed Soviets.— TOᑭ ᖇOᑭE TᖇAViS (@TopRopeTravis) January 28, 2019
The video, although sporting the graininess of a VHS video recording from the '80s you'd expect, you can see Sanders singing Woody Guthrie’s folk standard “This Land is Your Land.”
Getting drunk on your honeymoon with your wife is pretty much standard, the problem doesn't lie within Sanders' the drunken escapades, the problem is the location.
Why Russia during the cold war?
The Inquisitor reported
…“Is getting drunk & singing on your honeymoon bad? No,” Travis writes.
“But why do it in the USSR, during the Cold War & then want to know why we’re concerned Bernie joined Republicans in voting to remove sanctions from a Russian who attacked our elections?”
The video seems to have surfaced as a response from supporters of Beto O’Rourke who had gotten disgruntled when they learned Sanders was about to enter the 2020 hunt.
But is drinking with Communists going to affect Sander's potential run?
Socialism is very close to communism, and we all know how much the democrats love socialism.
If this was Donald Trump, however, who knows what story CNN would spin.