Tweet of the Day: Sanders feels the ‘burn’ after demonstrating his economic ignorance

Using his age as a barometer, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders likely graduated from high school some four decades ago.

That didn’t prevent a number of people from taking the socialist senator to school on Twitter yesterday after he delivered himself of what conservative pundit Bill Kristol called the “most economically illiterate tweet ever.”

Here is Sanders’s tweet:

Where to begin? as they say. Perhaps with this biting reaction:

Some of the commenters tried to help Sanders understand the folly of his question:

Even Sanders supporters were taken aback at his stumbling over such a basic principle of economics as collateralized debt obligation:

There are many more responses at Twitchy and on Twitter itself, where the original comment was retweeted closed to 2,000 times as of this writing.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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