He’s playing with fire here…
Recently on MSNBC, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave his two cents on President Donald Trump advising Israel to ban Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from visiting, to which Israel initially did before eventually allowing Tlaib to enter to visit family.
“What’s your reaction to President Trump asking the president of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to do this, and Netanyahu obliging?” MSNBC’s Ali Velshi questioned.
“Well I wish I could tell you, Ali, that I am shocked. I am not,” Sanders stated. “We have a president who tragically is a racist, is a xenophobe and who is a religious bigot. But the idea that a member of the United States Congress cannot visit a nation which, by the way, we support to the tune of billions and billions of dollars, is clearly an outrage.”
“And if Israel doesn’t want members of the United States Congress to visit their country to get a first hand look at what’s going on, and I’ve been there many many times, but if he doesn’t want members to visit, maybe he can respectfully decline the billions of dollars that we give to Israel,” he said.