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.


02/12/2020 4:04 AM


  • Julie P.
    04/11/2020 01:52

    Vote Bernie on the primary ballot and vote blue in November.

  • Ginger B.
    04/10/2020 11:01

    We need Medicare for all. It takes politics out of healthcare. Im a shining example of this.

  • Polly W.
    04/10/2020 02:06

    The Dem's really. Have you all lost your mind Barnie knows where he is , Biden doesn't know what State he is in. Are you all going to let congress run the country.

  • Scott M.
    04/09/2020 21:07

    4 weeks into real socialism here and he bails, lol.

  • Noah M.
    04/09/2020 11:44

    After Sanders I will never vote DEM . politics.

  • Julia G.
    04/09/2020 06:32

    Hey Berners just Vote Bernie in November.

  • Elizabeth H.
    04/09/2020 05:00

    Sorry Bernie, not voting for Biden. I'll vote if a 3rd party candidate is on the ballot otherwise I will pass. How can you even support Biden who has cut social security multiple times, loves war and constantly increases war spending, panders to the rich because, you did not see them go after any wall street criminals from the former bailout. NO! The Democrats are just as corrupt as the Republicans. Both parties are driving this country to destruction and it's time for them to go!

  • Lourdes M.
    04/09/2020 03:47


  • Lauren L.
    04/09/2020 03:37

    Still on the ballot!

  • Tyler M.
    04/09/2020 03:17

    This numbnuts supports Castro and communist Russia the only thing more dangerous than Bernie is creepy sleepy Joe

  • Patricia L.
    04/09/2020 03:16

    And got a boat load of money, that he refuses to give to the dnc!

  • Michael C.
    04/09/2020 02:39

    God bless America 🙏

  • Amanda F.
    04/09/2020 02:28

    Class act

  • John T.
    04/09/2020 02:00

    Smartest decision he ever made.

  • Avella F.
    04/09/2020 01:52

    wwwwwww TRUMP WWW

  • Chris G.
    04/09/2020 01:18

    Go back to the nursing home old man and leave it Trump.

  • Tom L.
    04/09/2020 01:00

    Thank God this buffoon is calling it quits, now he can jet off to one of his 3 homes and shut up.

  • Runa W.
    04/09/2020 00:12

    The US was never ready for Bernie.

  • Becky G.
    04/08/2020 23:17

    I really liked his ideas but felt he is to old sadly.This next Presidential election is not looking good.

  • Sarah H.
    04/08/2020 22:59

    lies mal die Kommentare durch! De haben ihn nicht verdient! Sanders should be European! I would give him asylum!