Sanders steps in it, declares white people ‘don’t know what it’s like to be poor’

Bernie Sanders played an entire deck of race cards in one fell swoop at the Democrat debate Sunday night, but it was his take on poverty that earned a facepalm.

The Vermont senator did his pandering best to wrestle the black vote away from Hillary Clinton by accusing police officers of terrorizing black people … the usual shtick.

“I’m not just talking about the horrible shootings that we have seen which have got to end and we’ve got to hold police officers accountable,” he said. “I’m just talking about everyday activities where police officers are bullying people.”

But that wasn’t enough for Sanders who dialed up the stupid to another level.

“When you’re white you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor,” he said.

Interesting, because according to U.S. Census figures in 2013, the number of poor whites was 18.9 million.

That figure was 8 million more than poor blacks and 5 million more than poor Latinos, the Root reported.

According to Sen. Sanders, those white people don’t know what it’s like to be poor.

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Social media wasted no time in lambasting the senator for his condescending statement.


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