Sanders supporters have launched a backlash against the former Democratic presidential candidate after he officially endorsed his opponent, Hillary Clinton, for president.
The Vermont senator appeared with Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, at a campaign event in New Hampshire and endorsed her while she stood by his side.
“Hillary Clinton will make a great president and I am proud to stand with her today,” Sanders said.
A tirade of disappointed and angry comments poured in online as Sanders made his speech, with many feeling cheated and used by the self-described “democratic socialist.”
— T. Lindh (@LindTuo) July 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders fans are dumping the Vermont senator in mass after he endorsed Wall St.-backed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
“So disappointed. Bernie sold out millions and many of us fell for it,” one former fan tweeted. “Never again.”
As we’ve previously reported, a huge percentage of Bernie Sanders supporters would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the general election.
Why would Bernie voters support Clinton, the establishment candidate who stole the election from Sanders with the help of big banks?
Simply put, there’s more to like about Trump than Clinton, many Bernie voters are finding out.
While noble – and populist – the Bernie movement was doomed from the start: it’s impossible to expand the state to fix inequality when the state, which produces nothing, is the creator of inequality.
“We have monopolistic state money, a central planner in monetary affairs (central banks), and banks that receive special privileges from the state,” economist Philipp Bagus of the Mises Institute pointed out. “…It is the state itself that causes increasing inequality, which it pretends to fight.”