By Jack Crowe
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders knocked President Donald Trump in his response to the State of The Union address Tuesday night.
“The American people do not want a president who is compulsively dishonest, who is a bully, who actively represents the interests of the billionaire class, who is anti-science, and who is trying to divide us up based on the color of our skin, our nation of origin, our religion, our gender, or our sexual orientation,” Sanders said.
The failed 2016 presidential candidate fell back on familiar talking points during the speech, railing against “income inequality” and demanding increases to government welfare programs and more permissive immigration policies.
“Trump talked about DACA and immigration but what he did not tell the American people is that he precipitated this crisis in September by repealing President Obama’s executive order protecting the Dreamers,” Sanders said.
“We need to seriously address the issue of immigration but that does not mean dividing families and reducing legal immigration by 25 to 50 percent,” the senator concluded. “It surely does not mean forcing the tax payers of our country to spend $25 billion on a wall that candidate Trump promised us that Mexico would pay for and it definitely doesn’t mean a racist immigration policy that divides people from around the world.”
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