Sanders Rips ‘Conservative Democrats’ Who Attacked His Remarks About Obama

‘We have conservative Democrats who will take anything that I say and try to take it out of context’

Sanders Rips ‘Conservative Democrats’ Who Attacked His Remarks About Obama (The Washington Free Beacon)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) blasted "conservative Democrats" who take him out of context while defending remarks he made about former President Barack Obama that some viewed as dismissive of his legacy.

Speaking earlier this month, Sanders said the business model of the Democratic Party had been a "failure," and Democrats had failed to see that because "there was a charismatic individual named Barack Obama, who won the presidency in 2008 and 2012."

He took heat from black Democrats who felt he was dismissing the achievements of the first African-American president. However, MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who interviewed Sanders at the National Action Network conference, said Sanders actually praised Obama with the remarks.

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