Aug 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders bore down on Donald Trump's economic agenda in a series of tweets on Friday morning, calling him "the poster child of failed trade policies."
The social media take-down began with Sanders posting a link to a Washington Post story from earlier this week, which revealed how a "little-noticed provision in Donald Trump's tax reform plan has the potential to deliver a large tax cut to companies in the Republican presidential nominee's vast business empire."
\u201cDonald Trump is only looking out for himself and his billionaire friends? Not surprised. \nhttps://t.co/GyFVEQsDVq\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471009837
Then Sanders got on a roll, eviscerating Trump's positions on trade and taxes:
\u201cWhy would we even expect Trump to come up with a serious plan to fix a rigged economy? He's the one who rigged it.\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471009837
\u201cDonald says he will "fix" trade. He can start by shutting down his own sweatshops in Bangladesh and pay workers in the U.S. a living wage.\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471010259
\u201cWanna know why Trump believes wages are too high in the U.S.? He is used to paying 30 cents an hour in low-wage countries abroad.\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471010259
\u201cHow serious is Trump about fixing the trade problem? From (now-defunct) Trump University: "Outsourcing Creates Jobs in the Long Run."\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471010568
\u201cHe's the poster child of failed trade policies:\n\u274c Trump clothing made in Mexico\n\u274c Trump ties made in China\n\u274c Trump shirts made in Bangladesh\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471010568
\u201cMeanwhile, Trump is proposing huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires while gutting the Department of Education and the EPA.\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471009837
\u201cIn total, Trump wants to provide a $3 trillion tax cut to Americans who make over $1 million a year.\u201d— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1471009837
As Politico notes, "Trump has repeatedly used Sanders' attack line questioning Clinton's judgment on the trail and consistently claimed that Sanders' supporters will back his campaign because of where he stands on trade."
Friday's tweetstorm appears to be part of Sanders' ongoing push to ensure that does not happen.
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