Sanders Slams Cruz, Drops The Mic On His 'New York Values'

Kate Brown
Sanders had one of the best mic-drop moments in the history of the presidential race last night, responding to Ted Cruz's comments on his "New York values."

Sen. Bernie Sanders decided to respond to the two GOP white house hopefuls and their ludicrous comments on “New York values” in the best possible way.

During an appearance on The Nightly Show on Wednesday, Brooklyn-born Sanders took aim and fired at the two presidential candidates by explaining what “New York values” mean to him.

That's right. It's me: Bernie "Brooklyn-born" Sanders. And guess what, Ted Cruz? I have New York values. I value a living wage for all Americans. I value a justice system that treats everyone fairly. I value a government which works for all of us, not just Wall Street and powerful special interests. Those are New York values.

And you know what New York is? It's a place built by the backbreaking work of immigrants. Immigrants like your family, Ted Cruz. And when you say having New York values is a bad thing, you insult my city, my state, my culture, and my heritage. I am the son of an immigrant — and I am proud of it.

You started this New York values nonsense as an attack of Trump. And I've got some New York values for him, too. Mr. Trump, you wouldn't know New York values if they were written in 50-foot gold letters on the side of the Empire State Building. New York values are the Statue of Liberty, not a wall between us and Mexico. In New York, we pride ourselves on our diversity; we don't divide people up based on where they were born.

I was born and raised in Brooklyn. BK: Stand up, fight back, don't let anyone tear us down.

In probably the best few lines of his monologue, Sanders said:

I will never lose the values that New York and my family have given me. As New Yorkers, we understand what New York values really mean. We believe in the value of hard work. We believe in the value of equality. We believe in the value of a society where the American Dream works for all, not just the 1 percent. Those are New York values. And the truth is New York values are American values. There is no difference.

On his Facebook, along with his sentiment, Sanders also added a perfect gif of him “dropping the mic,” as he did on the show.

After his monologue, Sanders also sat down to discuss his campaign and what he’s hoping will come out of the race. Check out the full interview below:

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