Bernie Sanders has been one of the biggest critics of Donald Trump. Lately he accused Trump of being a liar and how that could potentially be harming to America.
Sanders tweeted: “President Trump cannot continue to lie, lie, lie. It diminishes the office of the president and our standing in the world.”
Sanders got some criticism for his comments by Washington Post writer Amber Phillips, who had some issues with the Senator accusing the President of being a liar.
Sanders decided to fire back at the journalist with an article on Medium.com
The Senator stated:
“What should a United States senator, or any citizen, do if the president is a liar? Does ignoring this reality benefit the American people? Do we make a bad situation worse by disrespecting the president of the United States? Or do we have an obligation to say that he is a liar to protect America’s standing in the world and people’s trust in our institutions?”
The senator also provided multiple evidence to back up his claims. After citing numerous examples of Trump’s outrageous whoppers, Bernie got to the heart of the issue, stating:
“…the United States will not be respected or taken seriously around the world if Trump continues to shamelessly lie is self-evident. We are the wealthiest, most powerful nation on earth. If we have a president who is not taken seriously by people throughout the world because of his continuous lies, our international standing will clearly suffer.”
But what’s odd is that Phillips didn’t question the accuracy of Sander’s facts, but instead felt that it was inappropriate for a sitting Senator to use them against the president. Sanders had the perfect response for Phillips:
“But how do we deal with a president who makes statements that reverberate around our country and the world that are not based on fact or evidence? What is the appropriate way to respond to that? And if the media and political leaders fail to call lies what they are, are they then guilty of misleading the public?”