Bernie Sanders’ Brother: Bill Clinton Is Either ‘Nice Rapist’ or ‘Terrible Rapist’

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Larry Sanders, the brother of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), told The Daily Beast Friday that, to the media, former President Bill Clinton is either “a terrible rapist” or a “nice rapist.”

The Daily Beast reports:

The media have a lot to answer for, I think, you don’t get that detailed discussion. You get: “Is Hillary a nice person? Is Bill really such a terrible rapist or is he a nice rapist?” It’s at that level the discussion—so you can imagine that people could have a pleasant opinion but not based on the actual policies.

Sanders also said he believes Clinton was worse than former President George H.W. Bush:

“Bill Clinton has leapt in to try and make it personal with Bernard,” Sanders said to The Daily Beast over a cup of tea. “He was a dreadful president—in general—for poor people.”

Clinton was far more culpable for America’s woes than is generally accepted by people who blame George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, said Larry.

“The imprisonment stuff stems back to him, the breaking up of the welfare system stems back to him, which caused a lot of misery, the trade deals—the NAFTA, a lot of bad key policies didn’t come in under the Bushes,” he said.


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