Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not allowing the coronavirus outbreak to deter him from coming around his constituents.
Sanders appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” where host Jake Tapper pointed out that the CDC is recommending that older people and other vulnerable individuals should avoid crowds. He proceeded to ask Sanders, “At what point will it not be worth the risk of having rallies?”
The Vermont senator replied, “We are watching this thing very very carefully. What is most important is the health of the American people and we are in constant contact with public health officials and getting their advice.”
Tapper continued to make the question personal pointing out that Sanders, President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Joe Biden are all older Americans and asked if they should be limiting travel and avoiding crowds.
Sanders smiled at the question and responded, “Well in the best of all possible worlds, maybe but right now we’re running as hard as we can.” Sanders said he has been working really hard citing the three rallies he held on Saturday and two more that he held on Sunday.
Commenting on the significance of the upcoming election, Sanders said, “Look, this is the most consequential election in the modern history of the United States of America. Trump in my view is a president who is a liar, who is running a corrupt administration… He has to be beaten.”
Watch the full interview below:
Sanders is currently running alongside Biden and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) for the Democratic nomination. Fox News is slated to hold a town hall with Sanders in Detroit on Monday in Michigan ahead of the crucial primary. Biden currently leads Sanders on the delegate count after a strong Super Tuesday showing — taking 10 of the available 14 states.
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