Trump's Behavior Baffles Bernie Sanders: 'What World Is This Guy Living In?' (VIDEO)

Trump’s Behavior Baffles Bernie Sanders: ‘What World Is This Guy Living In?’ (VIDEO)

Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, Bernie Sanders questioned what world the president-elect was living in. The Vermont Senator highlighted the frequently irrational Twitter spats as evidence that Trump’s behavior was highly problematic and suggested that the president-elect should concentrate on important issues like keeping pre-election promises in relation to issues such as social security rather than arguing with celebrities.

In a passionate indictment of Trump, Senator Sanders expressed his support for efforts to highlight the racist actions of Trump through his involvement in the ‘Birther’ movement. This issue has re-emerged in recent days following the president-elect’s criticism of John Lewis following his and Cory Booker’s questioning of his legitimacy to be President. Speaking on the matter, Senator Sanders stated that:

“What Cory Booker and John Lewis are right about is to talk about the racist past of  Donald Trump. We all remember that Trump was one of the leaders of the so-called birther movement trying to de-legitimize the presidency of our first African-American President. Barrack Obama.”

Sanders also made specific reference to Trump’s recent online spat with Meryl Streep as instance of a skewed sense of priorities for a president-elect.

“Right now, the focus has got to be on how we hold Trump accountable. What he has being doing in the last week, I mean attacking Hollywood actresses for criticizing him, I mean what world is this guy living in?”

The wide ranging interview covered a variety of topics  from health care reform to social security protection but had a common thread to it: Sanders plea for Democrats to hold Trump accountable to his pre-election promises with less than four days to go before his inauguration.

Trump’s behavior shows little sign of changing but what can be adjusted is how politicians and  movements at all levels hold him accountable for this behavior. Failure to do so could have very serious consequences.

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