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Sanders Rips Trump's Cabinet of Billionaires, 'How Is This Anti-establishment?'

Former presidential candidate and defacto leader of the Democratic Party Bernie Sanders was on Seth Meyer's Late Show to discuss his new book 'Our Revolution' and the Trump transition.

Senator Bernie Sanders on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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Former presidential candidate and defacto leader of the Democratic Party Bernie Sanders was on Seth Meyer's Late Show to discuss his new book 'Our Revolution' and the Trump transition. Sanders wasted no time skewering the incoming administration, “[Trump] said, ‘We are going to be standing up for working people. We are anti-establishment.’ Well, if the cabinet he appointed of billionaires and millionaires is anti-establishment, boy, I would hate to see what the ‘establishment’ looks like,” said the Vermont Senator.

“He campaigned among working people, and he said, ‘I’m the only Republican out there [who’s] not going to cut social security, I’m not going to cut Medicare, and I’m not going to cut Medicaid,” Sanders continued. “Well you know, Mr. Trump, we’re going to hold you accountable for those statements.” 

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"Trump tapped that. He tapped that. He said, ‘I hear you, and I’m going to do something about it.’ Well, between you and me, I don’t think he was honest. Maybe I’m wrong. I don’t think he was sincere. But he tapped that pain that people were feeling,” continued Sanders. “And what we [Democrats] have got to do is to stand up for those people, and what we have got to do is to get to the causes of those economic problems, which in my view, has a lot to do with the greed of Wall Street and corporate America, whose greed is destroying the middle class of this country.”