Bernie Sanders has spent his entire career railing against “millionaires and billionaires.” In recent years however, Bernie has become a millionaire himself, and some people on the left are having trouble coming to terms with that.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times recently highlighted this exchange from an interview with Sanders:

“April 15 is coming,” Mr. Sanders, whose refusal to release his full past returns has become an issue in the campaign, said in an interview in his office. “We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns. April 15, 2019, will be the 10th year, so I think you will see them.”…

“Not being a billionaire, not having investments in Saudi Arabia, wherever he has investments, all over the world, mine will be a little bit more boring,” Mr. Sanders said.

Reminded that he is a millionaire, he did not shirk from the description.

“I wrote a best-selling book,” he declared. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”

This has become such an issue that it’s being discussed on MSNBC.

Paul Crookston writes at the Washington Free Beacon:

MSNBC Panel Questions ‘Problematic’ Way Sanders Talks About Being a Millionaire

Panelists on Stephanie Ruhle’s MSNBC show debated Thursday how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) can go forward with a class warfare message when he has celebrated the work he did to become a millionaire himself.

Sanders has promised he will release his tax returns, and reports came out showing he’s a millionaire thanks to writing a bestseller. He defended his wealth as rightfully earned by saying “if you write a bestselling book, you can be a millionaire, too.” Bloomberg Opinion editor Tim O’Brien said this typified the “problematic” way Sanders celebrated his own success.

“Not everybody can write a bestseller, and I think what’s problematic about it is he should have a more sophisticated and thoughtful approach to telling people how to actually earn a living and how to empower themselves through jobs,” O’Brien said.

Watch the segment below:

As if that isn’t bad enough, the far left organization ‘Think Progress’ has released a new video which points out that Bernie has dropped the word ‘millionaires’ from his routine to focus only on ‘billionaires’ and that this coincides with the timing of his new wealth. This is brutal:

This 2016 tweet from Bernie didn’t age well, did it?

 
 
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