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‘We Cover Both Sides’: Fox News Host Reacts to Donald Trump’s Complaints About Bernie Sanders Town Hall

President Donald Trump slammed his favorite cable network after Fox News hosted a town hall event Monday night with one of his 2020 rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

How weird to see Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews. Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the “audience” were so smiley and friendly. Very strange, and now we have @donnabrazile?” the president tweeted Tuesday morning.

Bret Baier, who co-hosted the town hall with his Fox News colleague Martha MacCallum, responded with a tweet that read, “Thanks for watching Mr. President: we would love to have you soon in a town hall — or even an interview on @SpecialReport — it’s been a while. We cover all sides.”

Tax filings and Sanders’ populist message took center stage at Monday’s town hall. The Vermont senator released ten years of tax information minutes before taking the stage. The president, for his part, has continued to refuse to release his own.

“Come on, I paid the taxes I owe”, Sanders told Baier and MacCallum when Sanders questioned his returns. “And by the way, why don’t you bring Donald Trump up here and ask him how much he pays in taxes? President Trump watches your network a bit, right? Hey President Trump, my wife and I just posted 10 years. Please do the same.”

Regarding the question of his income, Sanders later added: “This year, we had $560,000 in income. In my case and my wife’s, I wrote a pretty good book. It was a bestseller sold all over the world and we make money. If anyone thinks I should apologize for writing a best-selling book, I’m sorry, I’m not going to.”

When Baier asked Sanders if the success of his 2016 book “Our Revolution” proved the validity of the “American dream,” the Democratic candidate demurred.

“No,” Sanders replied to Baier. “What we want is a country where everyone has a chance… A lot of people don’t have a college degree. A lot of people aren’t United States Senators.”

As Baier canvassed the studio audience on Sanders’ support for “Medicare for All,” his vocal enthusiasm for the plan seemed to overshadow the Fox News host’s follow-up question.

“I want to ask the audience a question. If you could raise your hand here, a sample of how many people get their insurance from work, private insurance right now?” Baier asked. “Now, of those, how many are willing to transition to what the senator says, a government-run system?”

After most of the audience members appeared to raise their hands, Baier attempted to rephrase the question by asking Sanders, “There are 180 million people with private insurance, and they would be lost, right?”

“Good question. I know what the right wing is throwing at you, so let me answer you, okay? Millions of people every year lose their health insurance, do you know why? They get fired, or they quit and go to another.” Employer. I was mayor for eight years, and you know what I did? What probably every mayor in America does is look for the best insurance program, the most cost-effective insurance. Change insurance. Every year, millions of workers wake up in the morning and their employer has changed the insurance they have. Maybe they liked doctors. Some people nod their heads. It’s okay. So this is not new, every year. Now, what we’re really talking about is stability, that when you have Medicare for all, it’s there now and it’s going to be there in the future.”

Sanders also answered a question about if you support abortions at the time of birth saying, “I think that happens very, very rarely, and I think this is becoming a political issue. At the end of the day, I think the decision on abortion belongs to a woman and her doctor, and not to the government.” .”

Watch Sanders address “Medicare for All” below:


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