Bernie Sanders: I Don't Accept The Trump Administration's Claim That Iran Is Behind Oil Tanker Attack Staff
Posted: Jun 18, 2019 3:26 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted President Trump in an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, calling him a "pathological liar" and a "racist... sexist... homophobic... religious bigot" who is trying "to throw 32 million people off of healthcare." "I'm surprised that he has the time to tweet, I thought he would be watching, you know, some Fox TV program," Sanders said. "Look, he can tweet all that he wants to tweet, but let me just say this: You have a president who, despite what one of his supporters mentioned a moment ago, is, in fact, a pathological liar, he is a racist, he is a sexist, he is a homophobe, and he is a religious bigot." Sanders also strongly condemned the Trump administration's Iran policy, saying he does not trust the Trump administration's claim that Iran is behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.
ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC: I want to ask you about Iran. We're seeing increasing tensions. Secretary Pompeo is going to be speaking from CENTCOM. Iran is threatening to break out of the nuclear deal for the first time in 14 months, according to international inspectors, even though the president withdrew from it. We see these hits on the tankers. They say there's intelligence, the Brits agree with the U.S. that this was Iranians or Iranian proxies. There could be an accidental war. What do you, if you're President Bernie Sanders, what do you do right now where Iran is arguably acting