Bernie Sanders: ‘I did my best to stop American foreign policy’ in 1980s

Bernie Sanders: ‘I did my best to stop American foreign policy’ in 1980s
Mayor Sanders on official duties, 1988. Video via Twitter

[Ed. – Dissent is the highest form of patriotism, next to violating the Logan Act. Or something. We report; you figure it out.]

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) defended his Reagan-era affinity to left-wing regimes in an interview with the New York Times last week, saying that he “did his best” to oppose the anti-communist foreign policy stances of the United States.

“As a mayor, I did my best to stop American foreign policy, which for years was overthrowing governments in Latin America and installing puppet regimes,” Sanders said in an interview with the New York Times. “I did everything that I could as a mayor of a small city to stop the United States from getting involved in another war in Central America trying to overthrow a government.”

Sanders also visited the socialist President Daniel Ortega, traveling 14 hours to Nicaragua on the sixth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. According to the Times, Sanders celebrated the revolution with Ortega, amid shouts of “Here, there, everywhere, the Yankee will die” from the large crowd.

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