You know how Bernie Sanders has spent years demonizing millionaires and billionaires? Apparently, now that he himself is a millionaire, he is only bashing billionaires.
The far left group ‘Think Progress’ noticed this and has called him out for it with a brutal new video.
The Daily Beast reports:
ThinkProgress, a Powerful Democratic Media Arm, Calls Out Bernie Sanders for His Wealth
Inside Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign there has always been a sense of vulnerability about the attacks that would come against the senator over the wealth he has accumulated in office. After all, it becomes a bit tricky for a politician to rail against the perniciousness of income inequality when he himself becomes a member of the well-off, even if that fortune is simply due to a best-selling book.
But few expected that one of the first jabs would come from one of the most firmly Democratic-allied media outlets in the country.
This week, ThinkProgress, the news organ that is a project of, though editorially independent from, the progressive think tank Center for American Progress, put out a video noting that Sanders had stopped maligning millionaires—choosing, instead, to direct his ire at billionaires—when he became a millionaire himself.
Watch the video below:
Some people on the left are trying their best to ignore Bernie’s wealth.
From NY Mag:
So What If Bernie Sanders Is a Millionaire?
As President Trump keeps fighting to keep his tax returns secret, several Democrats hoping to challenge him in 2020 — including Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren — have already released several years worth of tax returns. Soon, Bernie Sanders will join them.
Sanders’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, told CNN on Wednesday that they will release ten years of returns by April 15, the deadline for filing taxes. Though we don’t know the broader story they’ll tell about Sanders’s finances, one point has already drawn a lot of attention: Sanders has become a millionaire since his first presidential run in 2015.
The candidate confirmed his financial status in an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday. “I wrote a best-selling book,” he said. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Shakir told CNN that the candidate still “believes in opportunity for all, and the fact that he is somebody who has personally benefited from that opportunity is something that he feels should be a shared opportunity with everyone else.
People on the right certainly don’t care if Bernie is a millionaire.
We thought Bernie was the one who had a problem with wealth.