Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders used President Donald Trump’s favorite mode of communication to call him out on his frequent attacks on the press. Sanders, once again, called Trump a “pathological liar” in a tweet posted Saturday, and drew parallels between the Trump presidency and totalitarianism.
“In Trump’s view people should ignore all the news except what comes directly from him,” Sanders, who was a Democratic presidential candidate for the 2016 elections, said in a tweet. “That is what totalitarianism is all about.”
In a series of posts on Twitter — in response to Trump’s outburst against many news media outlets Friday — Sanders reprised his comments about the president lying.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Feb. 12, the independent senator said: “We have a president who is delusional in many respects, a pathological liar.”
“I know it sounds — it is very harsh. But I think that’s the truth,” he added.
At the time, Sanders said the president was attempting to distract the country with immigration issues while he backtracked “on every economic promise that he made to the American people when he told workers and senior citizens he was not going to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”
The latest comments, however, come after Trump declared war on the “mainstream” media, which he said distorts facts and misrepresents the functioning of his administration. The president also took to Twitter to single out certain networks — including CNN, NBC, ABC and the New York Times — calling them “the enemy of the American people.”
During a Saturday rally in Melbourne, Florida, Trump again told his supporters he will not let the “fake media” get away with the lies it has been telling about the administration.