Uncovered Video: Bernie Admits Advising Communists How To Fight United States
In a recently uncovered video, Bernie Sanders is seen in 1985 praising the Communist Castro regime in Cuba and admitting on camera that he traveled to Nicaragua to advise the Ortega regime on how to successfully fight against the United States.
The video features Bernie speaking highly of both Castro and Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista movement in Nicaragua, where Sanders traveled in 1985 to help on how to successfully fight the United States.
The interview took place soon after Bernie attended a rally in Nicaragua in 1985 at which Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega railed against the U.S. government. Sanders said he was “impressed” by Ortega.
Bernie bragged “the word socialism does not frighten me,” and attacked President Reagan, calling him a liar.
He explains how he was asked to advise Ortega and the Nicaraguan regime on how to successfully fight the Reagan ‘PR machine’.
🚨Uncovered video🚨@BernieSanders in 1985 praising the Communist Castro regime in Cuba and admitting on camera that he traveled to Nicaragua to advise the Ortega regime on how to successfully fight the United States. pic.twitter.com/qYtpvbVvCS
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“Everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world,” Sanders says in the archival video. “just because Ronald Reagan dislikes these people doesn’t mean that people in their own nations feel the same way.”
Sanders was asked about helping Ortega get their message out to the American people.
“Reagan and his people are so sophisticated, they own the airwaves … the media, every time Reagan gives them a photo opportunity, thousands, ‘Thank you, Mr. President, thank you very much for telling us another lie!’”
The moderator gave Sanders an opportunity to disavow his past praise for Castro and Ortega, but the Vermont senator declined to do so.
“What that was about was saying that the United States was wrong to try to invade Cuba, that the United States was wrong to try to support people to overthrow the Nicaraguan government,” Sanders said.
Asked what he thought of the sincerity of Nicaraguan Sandinista leaders, Sanders replied:
“I was impressed. Now obviously, I will be attacked by every editorial writer in the free press for being a dumb dupe; maybe I am. I was impressed by their intelligence and their sincerity; these are not political hacks, you know?
You don’t fight and lose your family and get tortured and go to jail for years to be a hack. They have very deep convictions, which people can disagree with and I think what is understood is even within the Sandinista government they’re not monolithic … Ortega is an impressive guy.”
The video first came to attention when Hillary Clinton went after Bernie in a Democratic debate for a 1980s interview in which he praised the communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
“I think in that same interview, he praised what he called the ‘revolution of values’ in Cuba, and talked about how people were working for the common good, not for themselves,” Clinton said at the Democratic debate audience in Miami.
“I think in that same interview; He praised what he called the revolution of values in Cuba and talked about how people were working for the common good. Not for themselves,” she said.
“I just couldn’t disagree more. You know, if the values are that you oppress people, you disappear people. You imprison people or even kill people for expressing their opinions, for expressing freedom of speech, that is not the kind of revolution of values that I ever want to see anywhere.”