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The life of Bernie Sanders

He just won the New Hampshire primary for the second time. This is the story of Bernie Sanders.

A democratic socialist

"I call myself a democratic socialist. At its core is a deep and abiding faith in the American people to peacefully and democratically enact the transformative change that will create shared prosperity, social equality and true freedom for all."

He’s a strong advocate for Medicare for all. Donald Trump called him "Crazy Bernie". Hillary Clinton said: "Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done." This is Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, to Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia

"My father came to this country at the age of 17 from Poland. He came to this country fleeing anti-Semitism and fleeing violence and fleeing terrible, terrible poverty. And he came here, and he never made a lot of money, but he was able to live a quality of life and raise his kids in a way that he never could have done from where he came."

His interest in politics

He said he became interested in politics at a young age after losing multiple relatives in the Holocaust. In 1958, he finished in third place in a race for student body president. By 21, both his parents had died. In 1963, he attended the March on Washington. At 22, he was arrested protesting against school segregation. In 1964, he received a degree in political science from the University of Chicago.

Career as a politician

In 1981, after winning by just 10 votes, he became the mayor of Burlington, Vermont — running as a democratic socialist. At 49, he became the first independent to be elected to Congress in 40 years. In 2007, he became a senator. In 2016, during the presidential campaign, he emphasizes his socialist views while facing Hillary Clinton. Since the election, he has repeatedly gone after Trump and his politics; Although, Trump hasn’t been his only target. On February 19, 2019, he started his second presidential campaign. In this campaign, Sanders’ principal policies are the Green New Deal, Medicare for all and reducing inequality for Americans.

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02/12/2020 4:04 AM
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157 comments

  • Muhammad M.
    03/11/2020 13:23

    Americans wont vote him in because If Americans were to be in possession of that much sense , there wouldn't have been unimaginable loss of life and money in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan in first place.....and those resources would have been used to improve quality of life at home rather than distructing life and property abroad

  • Guillermo R.
    03/01/2020 12:25

    Why is Bernie Sanders always grumpy?. Chill out,old man.

  • Shawn K.
    03/01/2020 01:59

    Funny democratic has two sides to the story!socialist has one. Careful people, js

  • Bobby C.
    02/29/2020 18:18

    Your path is the end of this great country

  • Rick S.
    02/29/2020 16:43

    Na, I'm good. I love this country for it's freedoms and constitution. I prefer to keep it the way the Founding fathers designed it. Thanks for coming.

  • Jeff G.
    02/29/2020 02:17

    What a joke 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Randy B.
    02/29/2020 01:27

    Go hang your self

  • Keith G.
    02/28/2020 18:57

    His entire campaign is hate.

  • Lonnie G.
    02/28/2020 16:18

    Douchbag!!!!!

  • Tom C.
    02/28/2020 12:18

    He is out of his mind. Will destroy this country like Venezuela. Feels everyone should be equally poor except him. He will have more money like any dictator. Has no love for the future of this country.

  • Rich T.
    02/28/2020 07:52

    BS Commie.

  • William G.
    02/28/2020 02:44

    His father came from a socialist country yet he is a socialist hmmmmm so he saying his father couldnt live in poland because of the country yet he want to bring socialism to united states...how that work for your father bernie lmao

  • Walter E.
    02/27/2020 20:54

    He is his own fruit cake.

  • Johnny P.
    02/27/2020 15:10

    Bolshevik Bernie

  • Bradley B.
    02/27/2020 03:51

    Bernie 🤮🤮🤮🤮

  • Rod W.
    02/27/2020 03:48

    Hey Bernie when you going to share some of your wealth. I've been taught not to ask someone else to do something that you want do yourself .

  • William C.
    02/27/2020 03:08

    Dammm that bernie buttlick is a higher idiot he will destroy the American way of life.

  • Owen H.
    02/27/2020 00:25

    Never will real Americans let someone like Bernie run it into the ground

  • Tony C.
    02/26/2020 23:19

    Hey Bernie Mac do you know where you can go with that you go all the way until you can't go no more and that's where you go with that s***

  • John K.
    02/26/2020 19:07

    Brain dead millennials and bankrupt people would want that sad 😎