Bernie Sanders Flip-Flops On Whether Americans Are Compassionate [VIDEO]

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9:28 PM 06/15/2018Peter Hasson | Reporter

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears to have flip-flopped on whether the United States of America is a compassionate country.

Sanders on Friday slammed President Donald Trump’s administration for separating migrant children from their parents at the border, which Sanders said is contrary to America’s identity as “a nation of compassion and generosity.” (RELATED: Bernie Sanders Claims He Doesn’t ‘Recall’ Flip-Flopping On Government Shutdown [VIDEO])

“This is America, a nation of compassion and generosity,” the socialist senator wrote on Twitter. “We will not allow Trump, Sessions or anyone else to continue a policy of ripping babies from the arms of their mothers. Together, we will defeat this inhumane and un-American action.”

But when former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price described America as a “compassionate society” during his confirmation hearings in January 2017, Sanders insisted that Price was wrong.

“No, we are not a compassionate society in terms of poor and working people,” Sanders snapped.

“Our record is worse than virtually any other country on Earth and half of our senior workers have nothing set aside for retirement, so I don’t think compared to other countries we are particularly compassionate.”


Sanders is technically an independent, although he caucuses with congressional Democrats and was the runner-up for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016.

He’s widely considered to be positioning himself for another potential run in 2020.

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