(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) In an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) promoted single-payer healthcare as a solution to America’s healthcare problems, claimed the Republican party is a “right-wing extremist party,” and called Trump “very unfit” to be President of the United States.
Watch the full interview from July 25:
Sanders criticized Republican Senate leadership for bringing a bill to the floor from “behind closed doors.” He said the Senate should go back to regular order, as John McCain requested, and work on a bill in the normal committee process.
“We need to have a serious discussion about how the United States of America joins the rest of the industrialized world and guarantees healthcare to all people as a right, how we no longer continue to pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for healthcare and for prescription drugs,” Sanders said.
When Mitchell asked whether he thought Republicans could succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act, Sanders said:
“That the billionaire class may end up winning this. That doesn’t shock me. That’s where the Republican Party is today. The Republican Party has become a right-wing extremist party, following the Koch brother’s ideology. They want to cut government programs, and let me tell you this: If they succeed in this process of making massive cuts to Medicaid, Medicare will be right behind, and then will come social security and the veterans administration.“This is a massive effort to give tax breaks to the rich and cut programs that working families desperately need.”
Trump gave a speech at a boy scout jamboree that some called “politicized.” Trump discussed political issues, such as his election history and the fate of Obamacare, but also talked about the value of trustworthiness and loyalty.
“To give a political speech to kids who are celebrating the boy scout jamboree, it is outrageous. But what can I say about this president? I think his temperament and who he is makes him very unfit, to say the least, to be President of the United States.”