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Bernie Sanders lectures America for 'worshipping wealth' — promptly gets annihilated for hypocrisy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gets called out for being a hypocrite after accusing Americans of "worshipping wealth." (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) took to Twitter Saturday to rail against the United States for being a nation that "worships wealth," but Twitter quickly slapped back and proved he's a hypocrite.

"We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don't think that is the nation we should be living in," Sanders tweeted.

But according to Twitter users, the comments come off as lacking self-awareness, given that Sanders is the owner of three homes, most recently purchasing a $600,000 lakefront property in Vermont last year.

This despite being a government employee and public servant for the majority of his adult life. In addition, Sanders only paid a tax rate of 13.5 percent in 2014, a very small rate considering that he is a relatively wealthy man — compared to the rest of Americans — and routinely argues that the wealthy don't pay their "fair share."

Given these facts, Twitter ripped into Sanders over his hypocrisy:


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