Socialist Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently admitted he is a millionaire, despite his constant attacks on the rich.
As if the hypocrisy wasn’t bad enough, his 1971 remarks about millionaire senators have resurfaced.
Not only is Sanders a millionaire a few times over, he also owns at least three homes. His campaign is over, he just doesn't know it yet.
“Bernie Sanders harshly criticized the wealth of US senators during his first campaign for office in 1971, calling it ‘immoral’ that half the members of the Senate were millionaires,” CNN reported.
The report added: “Sanders’ decades-old comments, which were picked up in December 1971 by the Bennington Banner, a local Vermont newspaper, are resurfacing as the US senator from Vermont has acknowledged that he is now a millionaire in large part due to his 2016 best-selling book, ‘Our Revolution.’”
A Sanders spokesperson did his best to spin the old remarks, but it wasn’t very effective.
"Yes, it is true: Senator Sanders said in the 1970s that it is immoral that the government too often represents the interests of the super-wealthy and large corporations — and yes, it is also true that Senator Sanders has continued to demand a change from that for his entire life,” the spokesperson told CNN.
When forced to confront the fact that he is, in fact, a millionaire, Sanders accidentally endorsed the wonders of capitalism.
"I wrote a bestselling book," Sanders said. "If you write a bestselling book, you can be a millionaire too.”
Sanders will just have to come to grips with the fact that he is the 1 percent.