Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders can’t seem to help himself when it comes to expressing his love for communism and the tyrannical leaders who have run communist governments throughout history.
In an alarming ”60 Minutes” interview with host Anderson Cooper, Sanders gave praise to former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and his “massive literacy program.”
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders praised former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s “massive literacy program” during a CBS “60 Minutes” clip that aired on Sunday.
When cooper played a clip from a 1985 interview with government-access Vermont TV in which Sanders said the Castro regime “educated their kids, gave them healthcare” and “totally transformed the society,” Sanders used his response as an opportunity to double down on his previous opinions on communism.
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but, you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” the delusional old senator from Vermont said. “You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
“A lot of dissidents imprisoned in Cuba,” Cooper reminded Sanders.
“That’s right,” responded Sanders.
Last February a video went viral on twitter of Sanders sharing more fond feelings about the communist revolution in Cuba. Sanders was recalling watching the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960 and said he almost had to leave the room “to puke” when both presidents criticized the communist Cuban dictator.
“But I remember, for some reason, being very excited when Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba,” he said. “I was a kid and I remember reading that.”
In a 1989 statement as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders praised the Cuban revolution as a “very profound and very deep revolution,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“For better or for worse, the Cuban revolution is a very profound and very deep revolution,” he wrote. “Much deeper than I had understood. More interesting than their providing their people with free health care, free education, free housing … is that they are in fact creating a very different value system than the one we are familiar with.”
The Vermont senator also took his wife on honey moon to the former Soviet Union in 1988 – in the midst of the cold war.
“There are some things that [the Soviet Union does] better than we do and which were, in fact, quite impressive,” Sanders said after his trip to the Soviet Union, according to the Washington Examiner. “Subway systems in Moscow costs 5 kopecs — or 7 cents. Faster, cleaner, more attractive and more efficient than any in the U.S. — and cheap. The train trip that we took from Leningrad to Moscow — for Soviet citizens — was very cheap.”
After 2020 presidential easily took the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders, sent out a series of tweets to celebrate his victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday and urged his supporters to keep the momentum going.
“We just won the Nevada caucus. This grassroots movement is unstoppable,” he began. “Together, let’s win the Democratic nomination, defeat Trump and transform the country! Join us live in San Antonio:”
The socialist then made a bold prediction that his campaign would sweep the rest of the primaries and caucuses nationwide.
Despite whatever name Sanders wants to give his brand of communism, it’s communism none-the-less, and voters should be very aware of that heading into the 2020 election.