Distinguishing between Fox News’ massive audience and its extremist on-air personalities, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he agreed to attend a town hall hosted by the right-wing network because he wants to make the case to Trump voters that the president lied when he promised healthcare for all, no cuts to Medicare or Medicaid, and a tax bill that benefits the working class.
“He told you he wasn’t gonna cut Medicare and Medicaid. He lied to you. How do you explain that to people who voted for Trump if you don’t talk to people who voted for Trump?”
—Sen. Bernie Sanders
“When I go on Fox, what I will say is, ‘Look, many of you voted for Donald Trump, but he lied to you. He told you he was gonna provide healthcare for everybody. Yet his policies are to throw 30 million people off of the health insurance they have,'” the Vermont senator and 2020 presidential contender said in an interview with HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel.
“He told you he wasn’t gonna cut Medicare and Medicaid. He lied to you,” Sanders continued. “Massive cuts in his budget for Medicare and Medicaid. We’re not going to let him do it, but that’s what he wants to do. Told you his tax plan would not benefit the wealthy. He lied again. Of course, 83 percent of the benefits go to the top one percent. How do you explain that to people who voted for Trump if you don’t talk to people who voted for Trump?”
The Fox town hall will take place Monday, April 15 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and it will be moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. The town hall’s central focus will be on the economy and jobs.
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