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Bernie Sanders Instructs: I Need Media to Help Sell My Socialism

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Talking to CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson for an interview aired on Tuesday, Sanders dismissed questions about the details of his radical Medicare-for-all proposal and lectured that the press must "explain the truth" of what a "good deal" it would be for people.

Sanders touted how "many of the ideas that I talked about, Medicare-for-all, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, making public colleges and universities tuition free" that were considered "radical" or "extreme" when he previously ran in 2016 had supposedly become "part of the political mainstream."

Dickerson observed: "So you're saying the party came your way?" Sanders agreed: "Well, I don't want to say that. I think most people would say that." In response, Dickerson offered a campaign slogan: "Is that your argument, then, against your competitors? Which is, 'I was Medicare-for-all before Medicare-for-all was cool.'" Sanders chuckled and replied: "I guess that's one way of looking at it."

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