Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips visited the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, to tell students that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is a millionaire.
Many of the students were disappointed to find that the senator and presidential candidate had such big bucks, and some even went as far as to call Sanders a "hypocrite."
Here are some of the more interesting responses below:
- "You have a ton of extra money that you could be shoveling out, but you're gonna take it away from people who might actually need it?"
- "I think it is very hypocritical."
- "I had no idea."
- "He doesn't seem like the type."
- "That definitely sounds hypocritical to be advocating for those type of things but to also be a millionaire."
- "He's constantly preaching about the, you know, billionaires and millionaires being the problem, but he himself is one."
- "[Sanders] is just like a classic career politician, I feel like obviously he's got to be a millionaire."
- "He's the 1 percent, man."
Sanders announced that he was running for president in February, vowing that the socialist revolution is ahead if he has anything to say about it. He also pledged to use his campaign in an effort to fight wealth disparity and inequality.
In his campaign video, Sanders said, "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history. It is not only about winning the Democratic nomination and the general election. Our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice."
He made the announcement that he planned to run for president once again on Vermont Public Radio.
College Students Find Out Bernie Sanders Is A Millionaire