Bernie Sanders on FOX News Town Hall: "It Is Important To Talk To Trump Supporters" – RealClearPolitics

Senator Bernie Sanders joined “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah to discuss his emergence as the 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner, the field of candidates, and his town hall next week on FOX News.

TREVOR NOAH: You are really connecting with so many groups; young people, people of color. And now what is really interesting to me is it recently came out that you have decided to do a FOX News town hall even though the DNC made a decision to not go with FOX News for any of the debates. You’re breaking with that line of thinking. Some would say what are you doing with FOX News, they’re not a legitimate news organization. So what are you doing there?



BERNIE SANDERS: Trust me, I know FOX News. I know who they are and I know what role they are playing.


However, in the last campaign, I did a town meeting with a fellow named Bret Baier, who did it very fairly. He did it straightforwardly. Believe me, we went over the ground rules beforehand and they kept their word.


To me, it is important to distinguish “FOX News” from the many millions of people who watch Fox News. And I think it is important to talk to those people and say, you know what? I know that many of you voted for Donald Trump, but he lied to you. He told you, for example, he was going to provide health care to all people, now he wants to throw 30 million people off the health care that they had. He told you that he was going to give tax reform that would not benefit the wealthy. 83% of the benefits go to the top 1%.


I think it is important to talk to Trump supporters and explain to them to what degree he has betrayed the working class of this country and lied during his campaign.

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