Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) probably would’ve received the Democrat nomination for president in 2016 had the Democrat National Committee not rigged it for Hillary Clinton.
Would Sanders have beaten Donald Trump in the general election?
Bernie has continued to remain relevant due to the rise of Democratic Socialism in America, but his latest tweet will have you scratching your head.
We must not only work to end terrorist violence. We must fight the conditions that give rise to it: corruption, authoritarianism, inequality and ethnic and religious hatred.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 11, 2018
Here’s the major problem, per Daily Caller:
Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called for the end of corruption Tuesday, saying it gives rise to terrorism, however, he failed to mention the corruption investigation involving Burlington College, where his wife was president.
Jane had reportedly been under federal investigation regarding allegations of bank fraud stemming back to her term as president of Burlington College, a now-defunct private school in Vermont. Jane acquired a $10 million loan to purchase land in 2010, however, she allegedly misrepresented her financial backing in order to obtain the debt.
Burlington College permanently shut its doors in 2016 due to persistent financial difficulties, specifically citing the “crushing weight of the debt” brought about by Jane’s possibly fraudulent loan, reported The Atlantic.
That’s an issue.
Might Bernie run for president again in 2020?
From Burlington Free Press:
Vermont’s Bernie Sanders is right at the center of another round of speculation about who might gearing up for a run for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
In a New York Times story published Sunday, Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin write about “a small advance guard of Democrats who appear to be moving deliberately toward challenging President Trump.”
The list includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Sen.Kamala Harris of California.
The two writers conclude their list with, “And Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the runner-up in the 2016 primaries, has been acting like a candidate as he considers another race.”
CNN on Saturday published a story that led with, “Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will have a busy next 72 hours as he dives into the Supreme Court fight while stumping for four 2018 candidates in three states,” Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Newsweek has more:
Even before his onetime campaign manager was convicted and his former lawyer pleaded guilty, President Donald Trump trailed several potential Democratic candidates in the 2020 presidential election, a poll released Wednesday shows.
Among poll participants, 44 percent would vote for Sanders versus 32 percent for Trump, 43 percent would vote for Biden versus 31 percent for Trump, and 34 percent would vote for Warren compared to 30 percent for Trump.
If Sanders runs and receives the Democrat nomination, does he defeat Trump?
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