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Bernie Sanders Claims Trump Is ‘Very Unfit’ to be President

Sanders also said that he has a hard time understanding what Trump will “do today, let alone tomorrow”.

In a move sure to raise some eyebrows, Senator Bernie Sanders blasted Donald Trump as “very unfit” to be President. Sanders lambasted Trump for his temperament and “who he is.” Sanders also claimed that nothing Trump does shocks him any more. Sanders also labeled Trump as “very disappointing to the American people.” The comments came on air after Sanders was asked about Trump’s recent speech to the Boy Scouts, which is drawing criticism from many commentators. Some even drew parallels between Trump’s speech to the Scouts and the Hitler Youth.

The Boy Scouts are a non-partisan group and while Presidents often address the “troops”, they usually try to keep politics to a minimum. Trump, on the other hand, went out of his way to criticize the Obama administration, as well as campaign opponent Hillary Clinton. Trump also called for “more loyalty” in Washington D.C. and used the stage to urge support for health care reform. Trump also jokingly threatened to “fire” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if he couldn’t make progress regarding health care.

Following the speech, the Boy Scouts of America released a statement that their organization “is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy. The invitation to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition and is in no way an endorsement of any political party or specific policies.”

When asked about Trump possibly making moves to get rid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sanders also said that he has a hard time understanding what Trump will “do today, let alone tomorrow”. Many are speculating that Trump could be looking to push Sessions aside so that he can then remove special investigator Robert Mueller. Trump is apparently displeased with Sessions for recusing himself from the on-going investigation into alleged connections between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

Sanders further blasted the Republican party, claiming that it has become an extreme right-wing party promoting the Koch brothers’ ideology. The billionaire Koch brothers have sunk tens of millions of dollars into Republican races across the country. They are known for their relatively libertarian world-view and wanting to limit government involvement in markets and society to a bear minimum. Both brothers were strongly opposed to Donald Trump’s presidency, and even after Trump secured the GOP nomination, they largely refused to support his campaign.

 

Brian Brinker

Brian Brinker is an OpsLens Contributor and political consultant. Brinker has an M.A in Global Affairs from American University.

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