Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-proclaimed socialist, was unable to name a single piece of legislation he has passed that has actually helped people during an uncomfortable interview on Monday.
Sanders, 77, began by telling the black hosts of “The Breakfast Club” that he once supported Jesse Jackson for president, a clear attempt to pander to black voters.
"So I think I have a long history in civil rights activism. In 1988 I was one of the few white public officials who supported Jesse Jackson for President the United States and he ended up winning Vermont,” Sanders said.
He continued: “I think if you look at my record in terms of civil rights and other areas you will find that it is consistently a very very strong record.”
When one of the hosts, Charlamagne the God, asked him if he could point to any legislation he’s passed, Sanders was stumped.
"Legislation that, uh, benefits African-Americans, yeah we passed, but not specifically you know we passed legislation that benefits working people sure," Sanders said clumsily.
Yikes. It's not a great moment for someone who is hoping to win the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
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The moment is reminiscent of when Hillary Clinton claimed she carries hot sauce in her purse as she pandered to black voters on the same show. She was mocked mercilessly for the remark.
Watch that interview here: