Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is emerging as a potential frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President after winning the New Hampshire primary and virtually tying with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a chaotic Iowa caucus last week.
It's no surprise then that Sanders is a frequent target of Fox News hosts—most recently, from Mark Levin on BlazeTV's LevinTV.
Levin accused Sanders of being racist because he...lives in Vermont?
After accusing Sanders of never changing a tire (?), Levin said:
"This is a man born in Brooklyn, New York. Where does he wind up? In Vermont," Levin said. "He talks about this society being racist from the top to the bottom, racist throughout. Why did he choose Vermont? Why does he live in Vermont? Why didn't he choose another place? Why didn't he pick any of these really tough majority-minority towns? Why didn't he pick them? Because he's racist from top to bottom. That's why."
For his part, Levin is a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, who frequently retweets his takes in return.
Sanders was an activist during the Civil Rights Movement in his college years and, like many Democrats, has advocated for anti-racist policies throughout his career.
People gleefully skewered Levin's bizarre claim.
Levin will have to do better than that.
You can buy Bernie's book, Our Revolution, here.