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Bernie Sanders explains why anti-political correctness helped win Trump the election

Bernie Sanders explains why anti-political correctness helped win Trump the election

Vermont Senator, and one time Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sat down with MSNBC's Chris Hayes in a town-hall style Q&A. During which, Sanders became very real about why Trump won, and it's not something those on the left would want to hear.

Upon being asked about Trump's penchant to buck pop-culture propriety, Sanders told Hayes very frankly that the American people had developed a legitimate contempt for the political correctness hoisted upon them by media and politicians alike.

"[Trump] said he will not be politically correct," said Sanders. "I think he said some outrageous and painful things, but I think people are tired of the same old politically correct rhetoric. I think some people believe he was speaking from his heart and willing to take on everybody."

"What it means is you have a set of talking points which have been poll-tested and focus-group-tested and that's what you say rather than what's really going on. And often what you are not allowed to say are things which offend very powerful people," continued Sanders. "For years and years we have been told by Republicans and many Democrats that our trade policy was a great idea, that it was working for America. The American people don't believe it. The American people I think want candidates and politicians to have the guts to stand up to the billionaire class and start representing the middle class and working families of America. I don't think it's more complicated than that."

While Sanders might not have been a favorite of any conservative during the election, it's refreshing to see a leftist recognize an increasing social problem in our society, and understand that it's a losing game for everyone.

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