Dmocrat candidate Bernie Sanders was interviewed by NowThis — a progressive social media video site with a following — and was asked about what it would mean to be the first Jewish president.
“It’s another barrier that’s broken down,” he said. “And the goal of what politics in America should be is to break down those barriers, to elect people — whether they’re women, whether they’re men, whether they’re gay, whether they’re straight, whether they’re old, whether they’re young. Elect the best candidates, the candidates who speak to your needs.”
Sanders was also asked if he has ever experienced discrimination, looking emotional as he said that he has experienced anti-Semitism. He connected that experience to the discrimination faced by other minorities.
“Being Jewish, I get hit every now and then with anti-Semitism,” he said. “You respond with anger, and you respond by appreciating what it is to understand that there are people in the African-American community, in the Latino community, in the gay community, women, who are discriminated against every day.”
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