Has Bernie Sanders Withdrawn His Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton?
Yesterday afternoon at 4:08, a “BREAKING” post was made on Twitter that Bernie Sanders had unendorsed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign through a post on Facebook. The tweet referenced an article by Amy Moreno on a right wing website called Truth Feed. It’s an ironic name for the web site, as it seems to be dedicated to spreading the most absurd conspiracy theories. “It appears as if Bernie Sanders has in some part, un-endorsed Hillary Clinton,” Moreno writes.
So, is it true? Has Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement of Hillary Clinton?
No. No. No.
Moreno’s conclusion, quickly spread by the shrinking number of Americans looking for any reason to believe that Donald Trump could win the 2016 presidential election, is based exclusively upon a Facebook post in which Senator Sanders writes,
“Let’s be honest and acknowledge what we are talking about. We are talking about a rapid movement in this country toward a political system toward a political system in which a handful of very wealthy people and special interests will determine who gets elected and who does not get elected. That is not what this country is supposed to be about. That was not Abraham Lincoln’s vision of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
Moreno doesn’t seem to grasp that the statement by Bernie Sanders was describing the danger of Donald Trump’s campaign. Donald Trump is the prime example in our time of how wealth can be used to advance even the most incoherent, incompetent, unscrupulous politician.
Even though their mistake has been pointed out to them, Amy Moreno’s followers continue to assert that Bernie Sanders has abandoned Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
All they need to do is look at a little bit of reality, like the speech Senator Sanders gave in Colorado in support of the Hillary Clinton campaign after the publication of Moreno’s article. Sanders declared, “We’re going to beat Trump and beat him badly… And we’re going to bring millions of people together to create a political revolution… If we don’t get our act together, this country’s going to slide into oligarchy.”
What’s next? Will Truth Feed announce that Elizabeth Warren has endorsed Donald Trump?