On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders made an appearance on New Day on CNN to talk with host Chris Cuomo about the media and his competitors in the presidential race.

Senator Sanders talks about how corporate media is aiding and abetting Donald Trump around every corner.

“I think it has to do with the fact that Trump is very smart. He knows that media is not so interested in the serious issues facing this country. They love bombastic remarks. They love silly remarks. I think this is more of an indictment of the media than it is Trump.”

The real gold quotation of the interview came later, though, as Sanders talked about why Trump was doing so well in polls in America.

We’re all concerned about the possibility of a terrorist attack in this country. We’re all concerned about ISIS. We’re all concerned about a disappearing middle class,” Sanders added. “They’re worried to death about their kids and they’re worried about the economy.

“And Trump comes along and he says, ‘I’ve got the solution. And what the solution is Mexicans coming to this country. Let’s throw them all out. That will solve all our problems. It’s Muslims. They’re all terrorists. We have to hate them,’” Sanders said. “Well, that is not the solution to our problems. That is simply scapegoating minorities, playing one group off against one another. It’s what demagogues have always done.”

“But what we’ve got to do is come together and say, ‘Why is it that the middle class is disappearing?’ ” Sanders said. “And sometimes Chris, to be honest with you, it can’t be done in a six-second soundbite.”

You said it, Senator.



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com