Bernie Sanders: My Basement Dweller Supporters Should Vote For Clinton
Senator Bernie Sanders has said he agrees with Hillary Clinton that many of his supporters live in their parents’ basements. A recording of Clinton talking about Sanders’ young supporters from earlier this year was seized on by the Trump campaign in attempt to claim Clinton didn’t respect them.
However, Sanders has said his supporters for the very reason that some of them still live with their parents. “I agree with her,” Sanders told CNN. “There are young people who went deeply into debt, worked very hard to get a good education – they are living in their parents’ basements and that’s the point there.”
“Take a hard look at Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, take a hard look at the needs of the American people, issue by issue,” Sanders said. Sanders also criticized Donald Trump following allegations in the New York Times that Trump hasn’t paid taxes in 18 years.
“I personally do believe we do need a political revolution,” he said. “To make sure that Donald Trump and his billionaire friends start paying their fair share. Many of these billionaires have loopholes that these lobbyists and friends on Capitol Hill provide them. They pay zero taxes, you pay 15 bucks an hour.”
Trump’s surrogates have praised him for avoiding tax, claiming it makes him a smart businessman. Trump has also made similar claims. The Trump campaign has so far refused to release the GOP candidate’s tax return.