A video was recently uncovered that shows Bernie Sanders being interviewed when he was still just a mayor. In the interview, he bashed Reagan and praised Fidel Castro to the sky and unashamedly admitted that he was a full blown socialist.
Bernie also had praise for socialist leaders in South America and attended a speech by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega railed against the United States government. Sanders has declared himself a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, but several Democrats are already objecting, claiming that he is not a Democrat.
After he lost to Hillary Clinton, he reverted back to his socialist status.
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Independent Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave a lengthy interview in 1985 in which he praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, defended Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, and slammed then-President Ronald Reagan as a liar.
The interview originally aired on August 8, 1985 on Vermont’s Channel 17/Town Meeting Television, and followed then-Burlington Mayor Sanders’ visit to Nicaragua, where he attended a rally at which Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega railed against the United States government.
In the interview, Sanders said that he was “impressed” by the leaders of the Sandinista government, singling Ortega and others out for praise. The comment that got the most attention in 2016, though, was his praise for Fidel Castro.
“Way back in, what was it, 1961, they invaded Cuba,” Sanders said, “and everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world and all of the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro. They forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids healthcare, totally transformed the society.”