Socialist Bernie Sanders Accuses Trump of 'Betraying Working People'
2020 candidate slams president for not standing up for working families
2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), criticized President Donald Trump on his campaign trail in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Sunday, claiming the presdient "lied" to working families.
“The biggest lie was that he was going to stand up for working families and take on the establishment,” Sanders said at a Pittsburgh rally, according to The Associated Press.
“That was a monstrous lie.”
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Sanders added that Trump did not do enough for workers and gave GM large federal contracts, according to AP.
“If you want a federal contract paid for by taxpayers, treat your workers with respect and dignity."
"No more paying your workers inadequate wages while you provide CEO’s with multimillion-dollar parachutes, no more taking away health care benefits, no more denying workers the right to form a union,” Sanders said.
Following the closure of the GM plant, Trump criticized the local union leader for not doing more to keep the facility open.
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"G.M. let our Country down, but other much better car companies are coming into the U.S. in droves," Trump wrote.
"I want action on Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done!"
Last week, Sanders took another swipe at the president by accusing Fox News of pushing propaganda for the Trump administration during an interview with The Huffington Post.
When asked by Amanda Terkel if he viewed the network as a propaganda outlet, Sanders responded:
“In most respects, I think it is.”
“I think they have some people you could describe as real journalists but, obviously, most of that, I think is — most of the station is right-wing propaganda.”