Article by Bryan Howard
August 29, 2019
Bernie Sanders did a sit down interview with Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball. During the interview Ball questioned Bernie Sanders on China and if they are a threat to the United States. Sanders responded by praising the Communist government claiming they have done more for the poor than any other country in history.
Sanders stated, “China is a country that is moving, unfortunately, in a more authoritarian way in a number of directions,” Sanders said. “But what we have to say about China in fairness to China and its leadership is, if I’m not mistaken, they have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization. So they’ve done a lot of things for their people.”
During the Communist reign of Mao Zedong it was a dangerous time to live. Mao was responsible for killing 79 million of his citizens according to conservative estimates. However, it is also believed he killed over 100 million.
The current Communist China regime is oppressing the citizens of Hong Kong. China is denying the citizens of Hong Kong their sovereignty and forcing them to live in the oppressive restraints of Communism.
Knowing these facts Bernie Sanders praises China and wants the United States to be more like China and less like America and what the Founders had visioned for our free country.