The Democratic Socialist running for President praised China’s anti-poverty measures.
Of course he did.
In an interview with The Hill, Senator Bernie Sanders(I-VT) said some very nice thins about China while saying that it is regrettable that it is becoming more authoritarian.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered praise for China while stating in an interview that he believed the U.S. could have a positive relationship with the country, saying it had made “more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization.”
The Democratic presidential candidate offered a nuanced view of Beijing, criticizing it for a move toward authoritarianism and stating that it looked out for its own interests first, but also saying it had made progress in helping its own people over the last several decades.
“China is a country that is moving unfortunately in a more authoritarian way in a number of directions,” Sanders told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball. “But what we have to say about China in fairness to China and it’s leadership is if I’m not mistaken they have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization, so they’ve done a lot of things for their people.”
Source: The Hill
That’s not just crap, that’s absolute crap.
China got rid of the poverty problem largely by getting rid of poor people under the “Great Leap Forward.” If they’re dead or “disappeared” then they’re not poor.
Not only that, it was the embracing of capitalist principles that propelled them forward to the world power that they are now. Gutfeld covers this extremely well in a succinct, and straightforward manner.
Watch the segment on The Five:
Here’s a bit more on how Capitalism has lifted many out of poverty:
Bernie has been a fan of socialism and — even communism — for so long that it’s just knee-jerk reaction to support a vile, regime that disregards human rights and calls them a “leader” with their anti-poverty measures.
And that man wants to be President.
Isn’t that terrifying?
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