Bernie Sanders calls Trump an idiot on Twitter after the President declared once again that he believed climate change is a hoax. In the past, Trump had also referred to climate change as a ”Chinese hoax”. He tweeted in 2012: ”The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
Sanders has never been afraid to speak his mind and stand by the facts. He is an independent senator from Vermont running for the second time for the 2020 Democratic presidential election in the hopes of facing Trump. While Trump has repeatedly called accused climate change scientists of having a political agenda, Sanders, on the other hand, has always stressed the importance of taking action now as time is running out.
Bernie Sanders is amongst the top four Democratic contenders in every major 2020 poll, but will that be enough for him to be the chosen Democratic candidate? For now, the former Vice-President is still ahead of all the latest polls.
Sanders spoke on stage at a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on Saturday, August 10th. The event was hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety. It was during his campaign in Iowa that he decided to send out this tweet. It gained momentum and got a reply from freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib. She responded to his tweet by saying that Trump ”is intentional, which makes him a danger to our democracy and our country’s future.”
The responses to Sanders’ tweet were various. Some strongly agreed with him while others called him an idiot in return for his ideas such as Democratic Socialism. Trump did not acknowledge Sanders’ tweet but was present on the social media platform dealing with other issues. He, however, added that ”by accident” he had come across the tweet on the show by comedian Bill Maher which he referred to as a ”wacko” and a show ”full of lies”.
Trump reinforced the fact that he was doing everything he can do to fight against fake news, while some might accuse him of being the first one to start them.
Disregarding Sanders’idiot, although the candidate was probably not tweeting to get a response back from the President, he addressed China tariffs. He tweeted: ”Chian wants to make a deal so badly. Thousands of companies are leaving because of the Tariffs, they must stem the flow. At the same time, China may be hoping for a Democrat to win so they could continue the great ripoff of America, & the theft of hundreds of Billions of $’s!”