Bernie Sanders Scolds Reporter for Hair Remark: ‘Do You Have Serious Questions?’

bernie sandersDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders chided prominent feminist blogger Ana Marie Cox for asking him about coverage of his and Hillary Clinton’s hair during an otherwise serious New York Times Magazine interview.

After asking Sanders about his professed socialism and his brush with #BlackLivesMatter protests, Cox moved on to the really important issues. “Do you think it’s fair that Hillary’s hair gets a lot more scrutiny than yours does?” she asked.

“Hillary’s hair gets more scrutiny than my hair?” he responded. “Is that what you’re asking?”

“Yeah,” she affirmed.

“O.K., Ana, I don’t mean to be rude here. I am running for president of the United States on serious issues, O.K.?” Sanders shot back. “Do you have serious questions?”

“I can defend that as a serious question,” Cox responded. “There is a gendered reason– ”

“When the media worries about what Hillary’s hair looks like or what my hair looks like, that’s a real problem,” Sanders cut in. “We have millions of people who are struggling to keep their heads above water, who want to know what candidates can do to improve their lives, and the media will very often spend more time worrying about hair than the fact that we’re the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all people.”

[h/t Daily Caller]

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