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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Trump Promised To ‘Drain The Swamp,’ Has Filled It With Billionaires Instead

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Trump Promised To ‘Drain The Swamp,’ Has Filled It With Billionaires Instead




Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) railed against President Trump on Tuesday, saying he has broken his campaign promise to “drain the swamp.”

“He said, ‘I’m gonna drain the swamp, I’m gonna get rid of the powerful special interests.’ Well, he has brought more billionaires into this administration than any president in the history of this country. He says, ‘I’m going to guarantee healthcare to everybody.’ Well, he supported legislation that would throw 32 million people off of healthcare.”

Sanders told “CBS This Morning” that Trump is pursuing “very different” policies in the White House than the ones he said during his campaign.

“During the course of the campaign, he said ‘I’m going to stand with the working people, I’m going to take on the pharmaceutical industry, and lower the outrageous price of prescription drugs,” Sanders told CBS. “That’s what he said.”

“During the campaign, he said one set of things, and the policies he is implementing right now are very different,” he added.

Sanders also said Trump was dividing the country.



“Bottom line is, as a nation, we’ve gotta stand together, we cannot allow the divisions that are taking place every single day, led by the president,” Sanders said. “We are one nation, let’s work together.”

The Hill added:

A recent poll found the onetime presidential candidate to be the most popular active politician in the country.

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