Bernie Sanders Convinces Trump Voter She Made The Wrong Choice In Two Minutes Flat (VIDEO)


At a town hall meeting in Kenosha, Wisconsin hosted by MSNBC and moderated by Chris Hayes, Bernie Sanders spoke with voters about the recent election of Donald Trump to the highest office in the land. One of the panelists was a lady introduced as Gail Sparks, who works in a factory and feels that undocumented immigrants, or “those people,” are taking jobs meant for American citizens and cutting into her own pay. The conversation between she and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was eye-opening.

After a discussion with the panelists on Trump’s more divisive rhetoric, who said they simply dismissed Trump’s unconstitutional promises to force Muslim Americans to register with the government to reduce the threats of terrorism knowing that the U.S. Congress would never allow it, Sparks made clear her feelings about issues that are important to her such as Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.

‘Who’s paying for this? Who’s paying for the Medicaid? Who’s paying for the Social Security? Who’s paying for the Medicare? Now, have any of you seen down on the streets that it seems as though we have become the silent minority and not the majority?’

Hayes asked to clarify who “we” are and Sparks said, “the people who need the Medicare, the people who need the Social Security, who need the help with the education.” Sanders then began a pointed discussion with the Trump voter.

‘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?’

Sparks agreed that Sanders was assuming correctly. She does not believe that social safety nets such as Medicare and Social Security should be cut.

‘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. 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 agreed that it is not an unfair thing to ask, even adding that “They got rich off of us, so it’s time they put back.”

In an epic mic-drop moment, Sanders replied with humility and patience, “Okay. That’s what I’m saying.”

See the exchange below:

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