Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared on CNN Sunday and called President Donald Trump a “fraud”—one who is simultaneously leading the nation in an “authoritarian direction” while also actively betraying many of the working- and middle-class Americans who believed his promises that he would take on powerful interests on their behalf.
Common Dreams | 05 February, 2017
“I don’t mean to be disrespectful,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told CNN‘s Jake Tapper on Sunday morning, “but this guy’s a fraud.”
The immediate reference was to a meeting President Donald Trump held with Wall Street executives on Friday in which he vowed—in what Common Dreamsreported as a “spectacular betrayal”—to repeal key elements of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
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