Has Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T. gone a little senile?
For decades, the Vermont socialist has made his claim to fame by accusing his opponents of being money hungry. He’s bashed “millionaires and billionaires” years.
But the radical liberals who support him were probably very disappointed to find out that he’s hidden away a FORTUNE during his time in office. And he says anyone can do it — they just have to leverage their fame to sell thousands of books.
Sanders admitted he had a massive personal fortune in an interview with The New York Times, saying: “I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
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According to NYT, Sanders came to office as one of the least wealthy legislators in the Senate. But that all changed during the 2016 presidential election, when sold the book, “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.” He has also authored “Where We Go From Here” and “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution.”
Of course, Sanders has also owned three houses and multiple cars. Not bad for someone that claims to be a man of the people.
He’s been so entrenched in the political swamp that even President Donald Trump is impressed with his wealth. In fact, Sanders tried to dissociate himself from the amount of money that President Trump makes.
The socialist is a millionaire. Now that the world knows, will his liberal voters avoid him?
Sanders is cashing checks from inside the swamp… just like every politician who takes a tour of Capitol Hill and somehow becomes richer than their wildest dreams.
Even the folks at CNN mentioned the absurdity of his message. Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza commented on the dangers ahead that Sanders will have to face. Sanders is a frontrunner now for the Democratic party. His gaffes, Cillizza wrote, won’t be forgiven as easily.
“Then there is the broader problem of Sanders’ wealth as it relates to his core campaign message that ‘millionaires and billionaires’ have cornered far too much wealth and power in this country — and need to be reined in by a more activist federal government,” he wrote.
“Now that Sanders is one of those ‘millionaires and billionaires,’ it could complicate that message — and his appeal as the underfunded outsider taking on the monied interested in Washington.”
It seems that Sanders is in the big leagues now.
And if he’s serious about getting rid of all the millionaires and billionaires in Washington D.C., at this point he’d have to toss himself out of office.i
The Horn editorial team