Categories: Politics

Bernie Sanders Live Tweeted During Trump’s RNC Speech

[DIGEST: Huffington Post, New York Times]

Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the close of the Republican National Convention Thursday night, and his incendiary politics provided Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all the ammunition he needed to lambast Trump, who, he asserts, “has made bigotry and divisiveness the cornerstone of his campaign.”

Sanders, who recently endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, railed into the real estate mogul on Twitter using the hashtag #RNCwithBernie as he watched the proceedings on television from his home in Vermont.

From the start, Sanders did not mince words.

Nor did Sanders allow Trump’s denunciation of “15 years of wars in the Middle East” to slip by. Trump sparked more controversy this week after he said he would limit American intervention in global crises. When asked whether he would defend American allies in NATO and East Asia, Trump

cast doubt as to how seriously he takes the United States’ NATO treaty commitments. “If we are not going to be reasonably reimbursed for the tremendous cost of protecting these massive nations with tremendous wealth … then yes, I would be absolutely prepared to tell those countries, ‘Congratulations, you will be defending yourself,’” Trump said.

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