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Bernie Sanders: Don't Credit Trump For Good Economy

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 05 May 2019 10:53 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Sunday that President Donald Trump doesn’t deserve credit for the sizzling economy, asserting the improvement is part of “rebound” from the 2008 Wall Street crash.

In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” the top-tier presidential contender in the Democratic primary field asserted, “I do not believe …Trump's massive tax breaks for billionaires is the cause of the good economy.”

“The economy is doing well,” he said. “And I'm sure I don't have to give Trump any credit. I'm sure he will take all the credit that he wants,” Sanders said. “But what we should also know is that what we're looking at is a 10-year rebound from the Wall Street crash of 2008.”

According to Sanders: “At the end of the day, we cannot continue this grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that currently exists.”

Sanders also disputed former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that he’s the most progressive candidate in the large field of Democratic candidates — especially on healthcare.

“You know, I think if you look at Joe's record, and you look at my record, I don't think there's much question about who's more progressive,” Sanders said.

“I disagree with many of the votes that he cast, he and I voted in very different ways,” Sanders said. “I have stood up for the right of people to have healthcare because they're an American citizen. I don't think that's Joe's position. “

According to Sanders, under his Medicare-For-All proposal, Americans will be able to choose their owner doctor.

“If you have a popular doctor right now under your current policy, it may take you a while to get in there,” he said. “But under Medicare-for-All, freedom of choice in regard to doctors, with regard to hospitals, substantially lower prescription drug costs.”

And Sanders said he’s not about to disavow his “democratic socialist” label.

“Any time you do things for the people and you stand up to the wealthy and powerful, you’ll be labeled this, that and the other,” Sanders said, adding: “All the issues we are talking about — these are ideas that are in one form or another are in fact supported by the American people. “

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Sunday that President Donald Trump doesn't deserve credit for the sizzling economy, asserting the improvement is part of "rebound" from the 2008 Wall Street crash.In an interview on ABC News' "This Week," the top-tier presidential contender...
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