Bernie Sanders appeared in Detroit this week with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) who had just endorsed him. At one point they spoke to the press from inside a food pantry and the optics were rather ironic.

David Krayden reports at the Daily Caller:

Bernie Sanders Pitches Presidential Candidacy In Front Of Empty Shelves At Food Pantry

In a visit to Detroit on Sunday, where Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib endorsed his presidential candidacy, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders talked to reporters in front of some empty shelves.

Sanders was at the Brightmoor Food Pantry in Detroit to demonstrate that it was out of the bottled water that some residents are forced to buy because the city has shut off their water services for not paying the bill, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday.

“Here in this campaign, we hear the word socialism a lot. Well, what this is a perfect example of is socialism for billionaires, massive amounts of subsidies and tax breaks,” Sanders said, during his stop. “But for children, there’s not enough money for a decent education and for poor people, there’s not an ability to get clean drinking water.”

The optics of a left-wing candidate having a photo with imagery that is closely associated with socialist failures from Soviet Russia to Venezuela was not lost on at least one reporter.

See the video below:

It’s amazing that no one on Bernie’s team saw how this would be perceived.

Seriously, what were they thinking?

Featured image via Twitter video.


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