Bernie Sanders Appears in Front of Empty Store Shelves To Pitch 2020 Candidacy
2020 hopeful visits Detroit store with Rashida Tlaib
Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib joined presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders during his visit to Detroit on Sunday, where he spoke to reporters in front of empty store shelves.
Sanders was speaking at the Brightmoor Food Pantry in Detroit to demonstrate that the store is out of the bottled water, which some residents are forced to buy due to the city's water services shutting off their supply for not paying the bill, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Here in this campaign, we hear the word socialism a lot," Sanders said.
"Well, what this is a perfect example of is socialism for billionaires, massive amounts of subsidies and tax breaks,” Sanders added, during his stop at the store.
“But for children, there’s not enough money for a decent education, and for poor people, there’s not an ability to get clean drinking water.”
The imagery of empty store shelves next to a left-wing socialist candidate raised obvious questions about Soviet Russia and Venezuela.
After Sander's visit to the empty shelves in Detroit, he took the opportunity to criticize one aspect of last weekend’s daring al-Baghdadi raid, with the senator saying:
“That mission was accomplished by information supplied by the Kurds, and as we know [President Donald] Trump has turned his back and betrayed the Kurds — something I think will have a negative impact only in that region of the world but in terms of our relationship to our allies.”
Which social media genius decided to film Bernie Sanders --the presidential candidate people accuse of being a socialist -- in front of empty grocery shelvespic.twitter.com/hpPRh7irRU— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) October 28, 2019
Bernie Sanders advises black student to respect police 'so that you don’t get shot in the back of the head'— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 29, 2019
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Last year, Venezuela’s economic collapse saw troops seize control of the country's remaining water supply.
The 160,000 strong Venezuela’s army now controls the mineral-rich Arco Minero del Orinoco, even some of the top army personnel are serving as executives of Venezuela’s state-run oil company.
As part of the country's socialist policy program, the cost of water is supposed to be subsidized – at least in theory.
In January, Sanders enraged Democratic lawmakers after he refused to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president.
Sanders called for new elections in Venezuela, directly going against lawmakers who are pushing for regime change in the country.