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‘Nervous’ Bernie Sanders Busted Flying First-Class by Fellow Passenger

‘Nervous’ Bernie Sanders Busted Flying First-Class by Fellow Passenger



A fellow passenger tweeted out a photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders flying first class on Wednesday, sparking an online debate over whether the 2020 presidential candidate was living out his socialist ideals.

“A nervous democratic socialist in first class,” tweeted Hank Thomas, the CEO of Washington, DC-based cybersecurity firm Strategic Cyber Ventures.

Thomas’ photo prompted Sanders’ critics to weigh in, with many of them accusing the Vermont senator of hypocrisy.

Sanders has forcefully railed against the injustices of economic inequality and painted the divide between wealthy Americans and everyone else as an “us versus them” scenario.

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“Bernie keeps getting caught in first class. You’d think he would suck it up and fly coach or just get the private jet and avoid anyone seeing him,” said one commenter.

“Socialism for you Capitalism for me,” tweeted Brazilian pastor Ronald Gustavo.

Others jumped in to defend Sanders and slammed Thomas as a “nervous venture capitalist worried that he will soon be taxed fairly.”

“Yo Hank, I see you’re a Venture Capitalist. Can’t wait to tax you so poor people can go to the doctor,” said one commenter.


Thomas responded to criticism from Sanders’ supporters by saying he held no “ill will toward @SenSanders or his beliefs.”

“The intention was for humorous discourse. The photo is 100% authentic. Our country is far too polarized,” he tweeted.

This isn’t the first time critics have questioned whether the outspoken champion of the underclass is paying mere lip service to his ideals.

A photograph showing Sanders flying first class went viral in July.

In 2018, filings made by Sanders’ campaign showed he became a millionaire in 2016, thus joining the elite “1 percent” he so often lambasts.

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His defenders argue that there’s nothing ideologically incoherent about him being both a democratic socialist and a wealthy man.

However, Sanders’ critics find it odd for a man with a burgeoning $2 million net worth and three-homes to be lecturing Americans on the excesses of wealth.

Cover image: Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Twitter/Screen grab)



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