Sanders: I Hope Trump Learns From Houston and ‘Stops Dividing up the American People’

During an interview broadcast on Thursday’s edition of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) expressed hope that President Trump would learn from the post-Hurricane Harvey unity in Houston and stop dividing the country.

Sanders said, “I think the issue is not so much how Trump is handling it. His public statements are fine. The issue is what we as a nation are going to do. And I’ll tell you something, Chris, right now, there’s a lot of suffering and dislocation in Houston. What I’m seeing there is just some extraordinary bravery of people coming together. And by the way, I hope Trump learns from that lesson, that in Houston right now, people don’t care whether you’re black or you’re white or you’re Latino or you’re gay or you’re straight. People are helping each other, which is what this country is supposed to be about. People in Houston are coming together and I hope Trump stops dividing up the American people.”

Sanders also stated that Hurricane Sandy aid was delayed because “we have an increasingly right wing majority in the Congress, who think that their function in life is to give tax breaks to billionaires and cut back on all kinds of programs that the middle class and working families need.”

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