Bernie Sanders has taken to social media to defend the “basket of deplorables” from the charges being made against them by Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and her supporters.
On Saturday afternoon, the Vermont Senator tweeted to his nearly four million followers that he does not believe Donald Trump’s supporters are racist or sexist, as they keep being labeled.
I do not believe that most of the people who are thinking about voting for Mr. Trump are racist or sexist.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 5, 2016
“Some are, but I think most are people who are hurting, they’re worried about their kids, they’re working longer hours for lower wages,” Sanders wrote in a subsequent tweet.
Clinton, her campaign, and the media that supports her, have consistently labeled supporters of the Republican candidate as “irredeemable,” racist, sexist, and essentially scum of the Earth.
At a rally just this week, Clinton lashed out at Trump supporters yet again.
Speaking at Delvoe Memorial Park in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, Clinton’s speech was interrupted by a protester who shouted “Bill Clinton is a rapist.” The sentence threw the Democratic nominee into an fit, as she began pointing her finger and shouting at the man.
“You know, I am sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive, dangerous behavior of people who support Donald Trump,” Clinton said. “It is time for us to say, ‘No! We are not going backwards. We are going forward into a brighter future.’”
Perhaps all these attacks on Trump’s supporters reminded Sanders of his own supporters being similarly smeared during primaries, by Clinton and her cronies.
Who can forget the time that Madeleine Albright declared that “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women,” speaking of female Berners — or Gloria Steinem declaring that Sander’s female supporters are only following him because it’s “where the boys are,” in perhaps the most ironically sexist statement of all time.
The Clinton campaign has consistently made disparaging comments about any group that does not support them. In an increasingly dark election, it is inspiring to see Sanders defend those whom he may not agree with.