Bernie Sanders Blasts Donald Trump's 'Racism': 'It's Not American'

At a campaign rally in Las Vegas Sunday, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders condemned Donald Trump's blatantly racist pronouncements about immigrants. 


"For Donald Trump or anyone in this country to refer to people from Mexico as rapists and criminals, that is not an American value," the Vermont senator said, pounding the podium. "That is old-fashioned racism, and we will not tolerate it." 

Sanders also knocked Trump's creepy, fascist plan for addressing the immigrant crisis. 

"It is not an American value to talk about rounding up millions of people and simply say that we are going to throw them out of the country. That is xenophobia,” Sanders said.

To loud cheering from the crowd, Sanders also pledged to build an economy that works for the working- and middle-classes, and slammed the prison-industrial complex, pointing out that we might be better off as a country if we sent more young people to college rather than to jail. According to the Las Vegas Sun, there were 2,800 people in attendance.

Watch a video from the rally: 

h/t Raw Story

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