Press Tv: US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak during a campaign rally at the University of Nevada on February 18, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

US Senator Bernie Sanders, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, has condemned Saudi Arabia’s regime during a town hall meeting, calling the country’s leaders “murderous thugs.”

“For years, we have loved Saudi Arabia – our wonderful ally; the only problem is the people who run that country are murderous thugs,” Sanders said on Tuesday, according to Middle East Eye.

The Vermont senator described Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a “billionaire dictator.”

The senator also reiterated his stance that the United States should not ignore the needs of Palestinians and blasted the “right-wing racist government that currently exists in Israel.”

He also pointed to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

Sanders made similar remarks during a presidential debate in December when he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist” and said US foreign policy cannot be only pro-Israel but must be “pro-Palestinian” as well.

Sanders has also been a relentless critic of President Donald Trump, repeatedly calling him a liar and the “most dangerous president” in US history.

The senator has jumped out to a double-digit lead over his closest rivals in the Democratic presidential contest, while former US vice president and previous front-runner Joe Biden has seen his support drop by 11 points, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.

The survey also shows former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg gaining ground in the Democratic race in the past month.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Why has Bloomberg entered the Democratic primary? Obviously to take down Sanders. This will wreck the Democratic Party and throw the election to Trump. But that’s the plan, isn’t it?

    • That’s what they’re saying over at Mintpress too. Whatever it is it ain’t working out too well. I guess they’ll have to go back to rigging it like they did last time.

  2. All valid. But what happens if Sanders gets to occupy office of POTUS, meaning the office of the BWDOP (Biggest Weapons Dealer on Planet) and reveals only that Saudis cash in on US weapons almost as much as the Pentagon Princes manage to waste it from US taxpayers, he will be on the next flight to Riyadh to join gold-plated kabsah dinner and sabre dancing. The US abandoning war is bullshit, that is, it would take a decades strategy of defining where to put those giant assets apart from dictatorships and war. Sanders would as well receive handy the Saudi cash in case it was needed to promote his administration in whichever country out there. “THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THAT COUNTRY ARE MURDEROUS THUGS” – That works as well for US, UK and any Saudi ally out there, you name it

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