The Democrat field for President is thinning by the day.
The more each candidate gets to talk, the more they seem to lose support.
And one top Democrat said something so embarrassing that it ended their campaign.
Going into the 2020 election, there was no candidate with more excitement behind their campaign than Bernie Sanders.
The Vermont socialist was able to gain massive support in 2016, nearly defeating Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democrat nomination.
But, as emails released by Wikileaks show, the Democrats were working overtime to steal the nomination from Sanders, who clearly had a much more enthusiastic base of support.
Despite socialism being unpopular by the general population, there is a growing base for the Democrat who openly supports his extreme left positions.
He was able to bring out crowds almost as large as President Trump.
So many pundits were predicting he would take a lead in the polls.
But so far that hasn’t been true.
He continues to hold steadily below Joe Biden, and even other Democrats like Elizabeth Warren in the polls.
This may have to do with many of his supporters being so extreme left that they can no longer support an old white man.
But regardless, his campaign is not doing well.
And as time goes on things are only getting worse for him.
He recently even went so far as to argue that those in prison have voting rights, meaning that some of the world’s most vicious criminals would be able to vote.
But that doesn’t compare to what he said at a recent campaign stop.
Sanders’ boldest campaign promise is socializing the healthcare industry.
He doesn’t believe there should be any private health insurance, and that it should be entirely run by the government.
The biggest question people have for him is how much that would cost.
And apparently, even Bernie Sanders has no idea.
At the campaign stop in Iowa, he makes clear that “nobody” knows how much it will cost, with his best prediction being “well over three trillion dollars a year.”
“You can ask me, ‘Alright, how much is it going to cost?’ I don’t have that in my pocket–nobody does. We’re talking about well over three trillion dollars a year, which is what we’re paying,” Sanders said.
It is statements like this that are turning off potential supporters.
At a recent town hall in front of union members, he told the crowd that his plan would remove their union’s ability to negotiate healthcare, as there would be no more company plans.
Following these statements, some candidates who originally supported his plan are backtracking.
Sen. Kamala Harris told a crowd that she is not “comfortable” with it, despite previously supporting the plan.
It is some of these extreme positions that will destroy Sanders’ campaign.
But if he does end up getting the nomination, they will certainly become fodder for President Trump to attack him with.
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