Bernie Sanders Says What Republican Cowards Won’t: Trump Is A Pathological Liar

Last updated on September 25th, 2023 at 01:51 pm

During an interview on ABC’s This Week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had the guts to do what Republicans are too afraid to do. Sanders called Donald Trump a pathological liar.


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Transcript via ABC’s This Week:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Opening moments last night with Senator Bernie Sanders. He joins us live here in New Hampshire this morning.

I’m going to get to that in a second, but first you just heard Donald Trump call you out. He said you lied. He doubled down on that embrace from Vladimir Putin.

SANDERS: I tell you, it really is rather extraordinary. I think — and I say this straightforwardly — I think you have a pathological liar there.


SANDERS: Pathological, I really do. I mean, I think much of what he says are lies or gross distortion of reality. Here’s the fact. I mean, he’s been saying over and over again that he saw on television, as I understand it, thousands of people in New Jersey celebrating 9/11 right the destruction of the Twin Towers.

Either that’s true or it’s not true. And what I understand, there have been a lot of research, they archive what goes on television. You’re a TV guy, right? Everything was saying that was going to be archived.

Either it is true, it is not true. Nobody has seen a tape of thousands of people celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers in New Jersey. It doesn’t exist. And he keeps claiming it. That’s called pathological lying.

Yes, he just (INAUDIBLE) a few moments ago accused me of lying when I said last night is that he has suggested that Mexicans who were coming to this country are criminals and rapists. That is exactly what he said. What somebody like a Donald Trump is doing is playing on the fears and anxieties of the American people. And people are afraid.

They’re afraid of terrorism, rightfully so. They’re anxious about an economy in which the middle class is disappearing, missing massive levels of income and wealth inequality. People are worried about the future for the kids. These are legitimate fears.

So instead of having a rational discussion about how we rebuild the middle class, how we deal with Wall Street, how we have a tax system in which wealthy and powerful start paying their fair share of taxes, what Trump is saying is it’s all the Muslims’ fault, it’s all the Mexicans’ fault.

Trump is winning the Republican primary because his opponents are too afraid alienating his voters to call him out. The fact that Sanders called him out so easily demonstrates that Donald Trump will be in for a very rude awakening if he wins the Republican nomination. Democrats aren’t afraid of Trump, and they will rip him to shreds if he is at the top of the Republican ticket.

Sen. Sanders was correct on every count. Donald Trump is a pathological liar who distorts reality to serve his own ego and political purposes. Trump made a big mistake when he called Sanders a liar because the senator from Vermont loves facts.

Clinton or Sanders would have a field day with Trump. The reality television star hasn’t been attacked to any serious degree during the Republican primary. The Republican field is such a fragmented scramble that Trump has been able to float through virtually untouched. Everything will change if he becomes the Republican nominee.

The best way to take down a bully like Trump is to punch him in the mouth, and Bernie Sanders landed a wicked metaphorical right hook to the billionaire’s jaw.

Jason Easley

Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements. Awards and  Professional Memberships Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association

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