Bernie Sanders Takes Poster-Sized Trump Tweet To Senate Floor

Sanders took the giant-sized Trump tweet to Capitol Hill to remind the GOP about Trump’s campaign rhetoric. But what happened next wasn’t what he expected.


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wanted to remind the GOP about the fact the president-elect Donald Trump advocated against Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Social Security — and he did so by bringing a poster-sized tweet by Trump with him to the Senate floor.

“I think it is interesting that we listen to what Donald Trump said during the campaign ... Republicans listen and hear what their leader had to say about these issues,” Sanders said. "And he didn't say it once in the middle of the night, he didn't say it once in an interview—this was a central part of his campaign, this is what he asked millions of elderly people and working class people to vote for him on. These are the principles that Donald Trump ran and won the presidency on.”

He then revealed the tweet that Trump had posted on May 7, 2015 that opposed health care cuts.


He then added if the words were only campaign rhetoric, Trump should admit to the public that he is a liar. However, if he really meant what he said, he should veto attempts to cut the programs and tell the Republicans they should stop opposing them.

Mike Casca, Sanders’ deputy communication director, was the one who was given the cumbersome job of carrying the huge placard to the Capitol Hill, which got him a chuckle from Sen. Ted Cruz.

Predictably, as soon as Twitter got wind of it, the placard soon became a target for photoshopping geniuses, who replaced the tweet with their very own messages.











If Sanders was looking for attention by bringing his placard, he certainly got it.

Banner/Thumbnail Credit: REUTERS, Jonathan Ernst

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