Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders slapped back at rival Donald Trump on Sunday morning, calling the GOP front-runner “a man who cannot stop lying about anything.”
Appearing on the CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, the discussion immediately turned to Trump blaming Sanders’ supporters for disrupting his rallies and the New York billionaire calling the Vermont senator “our communist friend.”
After initially laughing at Trump’s accusations, Sanders proceeded to unload on the blustery businessman.
“For a start, we should take Mr. Trump’s words with a grain of salt,” Sanders began. “Because I think almost everybody knows, this man cannot stop lying about anything. To call me a communist is a lie. To talk about our organization, our campaign, disrupting his meeting is a lie,”
Sanders went on to state unequivocally that his campaign has nothing to do with the protests.
Sanders then enlisted comments made by Trump’s GOP rivals to criticize him over the violence at his rallies.
“Even his Republican colleagues make this point,” Sanders continued. “His language, his intonations, when you talk about carrying people out in stretchers, you see at his rallies people sucker-punched, folks kick people when they’re down. This is a man who keeps implying violence, and then you end up getting what you see.”
“I think that he, in fact, has got to tell his supporters that in the United States of America we don’t go beating up people, that people have a right to peacefully protest, and I hope that becomes the tone of his campaign.”
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Expert breaks down the ultimate goal of Trump’s ‘classic Russian-style disinformation campaign’
Jonathan Rauch, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, spoke with CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday to explain the ultimate goal of President Donald Trump's false accusations of a rigged and stolen election.
Rauch was asked by Stelter if the issue is Trump is simply trapped in the delusion that he actually beat President-elect Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
"Is delusion a fair word for these election lies?" Stelter wondered.
"No, actually, I don't think it is," Rauch replied. "It's hard to know what's going on in the mind of the president, but you don't really need to. What you need to know is that what he is running right now is a classic Russian-style disinformation campaign of a type known as the firehose of falsehood. That's when you utilize every channel, not just media, but also the bully pulpit, even litigation to push out as many different stories and conspiracy theories and lies and half-truths as you possibly can in order to flood the zone if with disinformation."
Trump’s ex-election security official attacks Giuliani for ‘apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election’
President Donald Trump and his legal crew of misfit attorneys have waged 39 lawsuits to overturn the 2020 election. All but one of them has been laughed out of court. Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have continued going to court in an attempt to get a legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump also fired his cybersecurity czar responsible for securing the election after refusing to corroborate the story that the election was stolen.
In an interview with "60 Minutes," Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, explained that Giuliani and Trump are apparently attempting "to undermine confidence in the election, to confuse people, to scare people.”
‘Failed incumbent’ Trump is being ignored now that his ‘mystique is gone’: Ex-GOPer Dave Jolly
Former Republican Rep. David Jolly explained that there are two problems outgoing President Donald Trump is facing: First, he is resting comfortably in his own house of denial, but second, his advisers aren't doing their jobs in walking him through his lack of options to steal the 2020 election.
"None of those advisers will actually go to work for Donald Trump," said Jolly. "Consider just among the legal community the number of reputable lawmakers that said we won't have a meritless claim because their reputation is on the line as well."
He recalled all of the times Trump bragged that he would hire "all the best people" for the White House and cabinet.