UNITED STATES — Former Democratic candidate for President Bernie Sanders had some harsh words for President Donald Trump, calling him a fraud while making an appearance on the CNN show “State of the Union”.
“It is hard not to laugh, to see President Trump alongside these Wall Street guys,” Sanders said. “I have to say this, Jake, and I don’t mean to be disrespectful, this guy is a fraud.”
“I think he is going to sell out the middle class and the working class of this country,” Sanders continued. “He told us, in fact, it’s in the Republican platform, he’s going to bring back Glass-Steagall, we’re going to be dividing up commercial banks from investment banks to insurance companies. Then he has all of the big Wall Street guys on his side, and now he is working for Wall Street.”
Sanders also called out the Trump administration for being hypocritical, saying “You have a president who, I think, in a totally fraudulent campaign said, ‘I’m going to stand up for the working people.’ Look at his Cabinet, we never had more billionaires in a Cabinet in the history of this country. Look at his appointees. These are people who are going to go after the needs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor. That is called hypocrisy.”
Sanders was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President but was defeated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was defeated by Trump in the general election.