Bernie Sanders on How He’ll Engage With Trump at Debates: ‘We’ll Bring a Lie Detector’


During a CNN Town Hall on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked by an audience member how he plans to have a “productive discussion” with President Donald Trump when he is “unwilling to accept facts.”

In response, Sanders called Trump a “liar and a fraud” and quipped he’ll “bring a lie detector along” to any debate with Trump.

Osaro Grayson, a Howard University student, asked the question, noting that in the current political climate Trump and others use terms like “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

Sanders replied by saying that Trump — who doesn’t like to be criticized — doesn’t want the media to be believed.

“As I mentioned a moment ago, when Trump talks, you know, basically he says to Wolf Blitzer and other people in the media produce fake news, they are liars, they are enemies of the people, understand what that means,” he said. “This is an attack on the very fundamentals of American democracy. Because Trump does not want to be criticized, what he wants to do is disparage the media so the people do not believe what the media says.”

He further stressed that during his campaign he plans to go into Trump country and expose the president “as the liar and fraud that he is.”

Blitzer then asked,  “If you’re the Democratic presidential nominee and you’re on the debate stage with President Trump, how will you engage with him?”

That is when Sanders said he would bring along a “lie detector.”

The audience applauded.

Sanders continued on: “And every time he lies, it goes beep. That would be the first thing. I mean, it is, look, I have conservative friends. I don’t mean to be overly facetious here. I have conservative friends, we all do, and they are honest people. They believe what they believe, and I believe what I believe, and that’s called democracy, and that’s a good thing, but I think the fraud that Trump is, the pathological liar that he is, has to be exposed.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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