Mr Sanders secured his position as favourite for the Democratic presidential nomination with a thumping win in the Nevada caucuses over the weekend. The 73-year-old Vermont senator represents the hard left of his party and has preached socialism for nearly half a century. He has cited the former leader of America’s Socialist Party, Eugene Debs, as a hero and during his current campaign he has championed radical changes to the financial and health care systems, along with higher taxes on wealthy Americans.
John Cardillo, political chat show host on America Talks Live, argued that the capture of the Democratic Party by the hard left was inspired and facilitated by Obama.
He told Express.co.uk: “Bill Clinton was by today’s standard a centrist Republican, and Barack Obama really began the left-wing slide of the party.
“Then we saw people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez come into the party and people who clearly hate America, like Ilhan Omar.
“This all culminates in Bernie Sanders, glorifying and lionising people like Daniel Ortega, the leader of the Sandinistas, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez - these socialist, oppressive horrible regimes.
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“And Obama was a disciple of that school and I think the entire Democratic party, now that Sanders is viable, is showing their true colours of how left they have become.”
He added: “Barack Obama is not out there saying Bernie Sanders views are anathema to the United States, to the constitution.
“He is remaining silent and from where I sit silence equals consent.”
The former NYPD cop claimed that Bernie Sanders was giving the Democratic establishment nightmares and they were desperate for Joe Biden to win their party’s presidential nomination to save it from destruction.
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He explained: “I believe they want Joe Biden, the Democratic establishment wants Joe Biden.
“They know that a Bernie Sanders as the nominee will be the death of the party.
“Rust belt, hard working, blue collar Americans, even those who were institutionally Democrat - these people look at Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - they shake their heads and run the other way.
“Many of them crossed over and voted for Trump.”
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This comes as a new Gallup poll released this week shows that Donald Trump looks well on course to win a second term as US President.
In a massive boost to the US President, the new data shows his approval ratings in positive territory for the first time since his election.
Moreover, an average of polls indicate that Trump’s popularity has actually been increasing ever since impeachment proceedings began back in September 2019.
Mr Cardillo put Trump’s popularity and enduring appeal down to the fact that the US President spoke the language of ordinary working Americans and treated them with respect.
He said: “You’ve got to remember that 80 percent of jobs in America are non-supervisory wage jobs.
“64 to 67 percent of Americans, depending on the survey, don’t have a college degree. The Democrats speak down to these people. They insult you if you don’t have an advanced degree or a professional credential.
“These are the people Trump speaks to with respect. Trump understands that you don’t need a college degree to be successful.”