Bernie Sanders: Im Sick of Trumps Anti-Muslim Crap


On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered his first televised commentaries on Donald TrumpaEUR( tm) s call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. And he did not hold back. For his first late-night appearance as a presidential nominee, Sen. Bernie Sanders( I-VT) kept things on the serious side with Stephen Colbert, defending his socialist record and making his instance for economic fairness. A few weeks later, he had a soul food sit-down with Larry Wilmore, during which he imitated the title character from Weekend at Bernies and tried out the phrase on fleek.

This week, Sanders finally visited late nights most-watched reveal, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , where he gamely let loose alongside the perpetually silly host.

But first, they had something important to discuss: Donald Trumps plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

What are your commentaries or what is your take over what he is doing? Fallon asked the Democratic nominee early in the interview.

Sanders did not hold back. Throughout history weve had the demagogues trying to divert attention away from the real issues, he said. What someone like Trump is trying to do is to divide us up. A few months ago we were supposed to loathe Mexicans, and he thinks they are all criminals and rapists. And now we are supposed to loathe Muslims, and that kind of crap is not going to work in the United States of America.

I think what the American people understand given the problems that we face, weve got to stand together, come together and create decent life for all of our people and stop saying that scapegoating of one group or another, Sanders continued, pivoting to his preferred wheelhouse of economic policy.

Looking past the Democratic primary, Sanders said, I look forward to beating Donald Trump. I will enjoy that race very, very much.

But first weve got to get past Secretary Clinton, he admitted, and I think we will do that as well.

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