Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said during a speech at Liberty University that the United States was founded on “racist principles,” and that the nation took a “big” step forward by “voting” for President Barack Obama.
“If you were elected president, what would you do to bring healing and resolution to the issue of racism in our country?” asked the interviewer.
“That is an excellent question,” Sanders responded. “I would hope and I believe that every person in this room today understands that it is unacceptable to judge people, to discriminate against people based on the color of their skin.”
The audience responded with a “round” of applause.
“And I would also say that as a nation– the truth is, that a nation which in many ways was created, and I’m sorry to have to say this, from way back on racist principles, that’s a fact– we have come a…
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