Bernie Sanders is in the fight of his life to win New York state, but he still found time to drop by The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and school both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump on the real meaning of “New York values.”
After Wilmore played a clip of Cruz bashing so called “New York values,” Sanders took the stage and began an epic rant:
“It’s me, Bernie Brooklyn-born Sanders. And guess what, Ted Cruz? I have New York values. I value a living wage for all Americans. I value a justice system that treats everyone fairly. I value a government which works for all of us, not just Wall Street and powerful special interests. Those are New York values.
And you know what New York is? It’s a place built by the backbreaking work of immigrants. Immigrants like your family, Ted Cruz. And what you say having New York values is a bad thing, you insult my city, my state, my culture, and my heritage. I am the son of an immigrant and I am proud of it.”
Cruz had previously insinuated that “New York values” are what drives everybody’s favorite demagogue, Donald Trump. Sanders had some ammunition for him, too.
“You started this New York values nonsense as an attack on Trump, and I’ve got some New York values for him too. Mr. Trump, you wouldn’t know New York values if they were written in fifty-foot gold letters on the side of the Empire State building. New York values are the Statue of Liberty, not a wall between us and Mexico. In New York, we pride ourselves on our diversity. We don’t divide people up based on where they were born.”
Finally, Sanders said New York values are really American values, before literally dropping the mic:
“I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I will never lose the values that New York and my family have given me. As New Yorkers, we understand what New York values really mean. We believe in the value of hard work. We believe in the value of equality. We believe in the value of a society where the American Dream works for all, not just the one percent. Those are New York values. And the truth is New York values are American values. There is no difference.”
We have to say—that was EPIC. See for yourself below.
Video: Bernie Sanders Talks About New York Values On The Nightly Show
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