Sanders Uses Oversized Trump Tweet as Floor Prop
Bernie Sanders is taking Donald Trump to task over his tweets, as Sanders did Wednesday in the U.S. Senate.
The Hill reports:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Wednesday brought an oversized printout of a Donald Trump tweet onto the Senate floor Wednesday.
The former Democratic presidential candidate used the prop as a reference as he called on the president-elect to either veto any legislation to cut Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security or admit that he “lied” to the American people.
“Let me quote somebody who I suspect I will not often be quoting,” Sanders said while speaking about planned GOP changes to ObamaCare.
“On May 7, 2015, Donald Trump tweeted, ‘I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.’”
“Now the point is Trump didn’t just say this in passing,” Sanders added, with the enlarged tweet on display behind him, “This was a cornerstone of his campaign. He said it over and over and over again.”
Bernie just printed out a gigantic Trump tweet and brought it to the Senate floor https://t.co/kl9QbohqGOpic.twitter.com/nNrq4JlZZT
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) January 4, 2017
Sanders is set to appear Monday at a CNN town hall, where he “will discuss the Democratic strategy for dealing with Trump’s administration.”
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