Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) kept up his criticism of the Republican presidential candidates on Thursday night, pointing out their refusal to address several issues, seemingly without repercussions.
“Republicans get away with murder, because they are never challenged,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “Last night, I have to tell you, I did quit after two-and-a-half hours. The energy was just sucked out of my body. I was exhausted watching this stuff.”
Sanders offered live commentary on Twitter during the debate on Wednesday night, arguing that each of the 11 candidates was boasting about a tough foreign policy.
“Did you hear one word from anybody who said, ‘Well, climate change is a real threat to the planet — we need bold action?’ No,” the Democratic candidate told Maddow. “Did you hear one person say, ‘The real value of the minimum wage has declined significantly over the years — we need to raise the minimum wage?’ No.”
Maddow also showed footage of Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s anecdote during the event linking autism to vaccine, which was not shot down by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) or Ben Carson, both of whom are or were medical professionals.
“It made me feel like last night’s Republican debate was like a public health hazard in addition to everything else it was,” she said.
“I think the evidence is overwhelming that vaccines do not cause autism,” the senator responded. “And it really is a little bit weird for Trump — who, I presume, has no medical background — to be raising this issue. And obviously it is a concern. When somebody like that says it, you’re gonna find thousands of people now who are gonna hesitate to give their kids the shots, and bad things may happen.”
Watch footage from the interview, as aired on Thursday, below.
Black woman confronts racist tow truck driver over slurs: ‘I bet you this goes viral’
A Massachusetts tow truck driver was caught on camera last weekend hurling racist abuse at a black man.
The woman, identified online as Nene Judge'mayo, shared video of the incident Sept. 14 with a driver from Robert Towing in Brighton.
"Because of your f*cking n*gger husband," says the driver, whom she identified as Jeff, as he walked toward his truck.
The woman confronts the driver about the racial slur, and the driver confirms that's what he said and then pulls out his own phone to record the incident.
"Look me up -- my last video of a white man went viral, of the motorcycle girl that hit the news," she tells the driver. "I bet you this goes viral, too."
Trump’s old business patterns are now spreading across the federal government: report
The Trump, Inc. podcast by ProPublica and WNYC is back. And we’ll be bringing you new episodes every two weeks.
When we started all the way back in early 2018, we laid out how we’d be digging into the mysteries around President Donald Trump’s business. After all, by keeping ownership of that business, Trump has had dueling interests: the country and his pocketbook.
We’ve done dozens of episodes over the past 18 months, detailing how predatory lenders are paying the president, how Trump has profited from his own inauguration and how Trump’s friends have sought to use their accessin pursuit of profit.
Corey Lewandowski wilts after CNN host nails him for serial dishonesty: ‘I’m as honest as I can be!’
Trump lackey Corey Lewandowski appeared on CNN Wednesday one day after he admitted to regularly telling lies during media appearances -- and host Alisyn Camerota gave him a thorough grilling.
During the interview, Camerota played Lewandowski a clip of himself telling the House Judiciary Committee that he is under no obligation to be honest when he appears on cable news shows.
Lewandowski responded to this by angrily ranting about former FBI officials James Comey and Andrew McCabe, but Camerota wouldn't let him off the hook.
"Corey, when do you lie?" she asked him. "Are you lying now, for instance?"