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Watch Bernie Sanders Convince a Trump Supporter She Voted For The Wrong Person – In 2 Minutes


Watch Bernie Sanders Convince a Trump Supporter She Voted For The Wrong Person – In 2 Minutes

During a MSNBC town hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin Monday night, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) showed us how a meaningful dialogue that can change minds, even the one of vocal Trump supporter.

At the event, labeled “Trump Country” by host Chris Hayes, a factory worker named Gail Sparks identified herself to Sanders as a Trump supporter who voted for Trump in 2016 simply because she wanted change. The woman first complained about undocumented immigrants — calling them “those people” — taking jobs where she worked, which she claimed depressed her own pay.

She also blamed the lagging Rust Belt economy on policies that favored “those people” (immigrants), and a lack of care among the Washington elite as to who would pay for social safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Rather than calling her stupid or blasting her for voting against her own self-interests, Sanders calmly and brilliantly walked Sparks through the Republican plan to dismantle the Social Safety net and exactly who should pay for social safety nets.

BERNIE SANDERS: “Good point. Let’s see if we can go forward on this… I am assuming that you believe, correct me if I’m wrong, that we should not cut Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid. Is that correct or not?”

GAIL SPARKS: “Yeah, I believe they shouldn’t be cut.”

SANDERS: “Do you know who is now working very hard to try to do that? Republicans in Congress have a plan under the guise of saving Medicare and saving Social Security, making devastating cuts. That’s what the Republicans are now trying to do. The other point that you made is, who is going to pay for this stuff? And that is a very fair point,” Sanders said.

“What all of us should know is that over the last 25 years, there has been a massive transfer of wealth in this country from you to the top one-tenth of one percent. In other words, the middle class has shrunk and trillions of dollars have gone to the top one-tenth of one percent. Do you think it’s inappropriate to start asking those people to pay their fair share of taxes so we can adequately fund Medicaid and make public colleges and universities tuition-free. Is that an unfair thing to ask?”

SPARKS: “I don’t think it’s an unfair thing to ask. They got rich off of us, so it’s time they put back.”

“Okay. That’s what I’m saying,” Sanders replied.

Watch the exchange in the video below:

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