No Stopping Him: Bernie Sanders TRIPLE Downs On Support For Castro, Mentions Obama This Time

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is either unable to admit an error or unable to see just how bad praising former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro actually is because he was given yet another chance to set the record straight and failed.

During Tuesday evening’s presidential debate, Sanders was asked about Castro, a man he applauded for his impact on Cuban healthcare and literacy.

And not just once, but twice this past week—and a third time at the debate—Sanders affirmed the comment.

Sanders initially said during a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday that Castro “educated their kids, gave them health care, totally transformed the society, you know?”

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” Sanders said during the interview. “You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”

So, he was asked again by CBS News moderators during the debate.

ABC News reports Sanders justified his support for Castro by comparing it to former U.S. President Obama:

Sanders defended himself by equating his position with Obama’s stance on Cuba.

“I said what Barack Obama said in terms of Cuba, that Cuba made progress on education,” Sanders said, being met with resounding boos from the audience.

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“Really, really?” Sanders responded to their disapproval.

Biden went on to argue Obama never said anything “positive” about the Cuban government as Sanders suggested.

“He acknowledged they did increase life expectancy, but he went on and condemned the dictatorship, he went on and condemned the people who, in fact, had run that committee,” Biden said.

Here’s a clip supporting Sanders’ latest comments:


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