Bernie Sanders, who has announced his intention to run in the Democratic primaries ahead of the 2020 presidential election, posted a campaign video featuring a supporter praising him for his condemnation of the “apartheid-like” conditions imposed on Palestinians by Israel.
A new @BernieSanders ad highlights his criticism of Israel. "Just as Sanders spoke out against South African apartheid ahead of others," says @shaunking, "today he speaks out against apartheid-like conditions in Palestine even though it's not popular." https://t.co/lSpPLzFA8a
— Mondoweiss (@Mondoweiss) March 21, 2019
In the clip. posted on Monday on the presidential campaign’s Facebook page, Shaun King said:
“He spoke out against apartheid in South Africa when crazily that was an unpopular thing to do and even today he speaks out against apartheid-like conditions in Palestine even though it’s not popular.”
"I don't care when [Trump] calls him "Crazy Bernie." I was in California when Bernie went to Disneyland and literally said that he did not think that Mickey Mouse and Goofy approved of Disney not paying their workers a living wage. You gotta be a little crazy to do that." – Shaun King, civil rights activist.
Posted by Bernie Sanders on Monday, March 18, 2019
King, “a columnist and activist”, was speaking at the formal launch of Sanders’ campaign on March 2.
The video then breaks away from King’s speech to a highlighted online CNN headline, “Bernie Sanders smashes the Israel status quo”.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)