On Sunday morning’s State of the Union, independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders responded to criticism of his trip to the Vatican, and subsequent brief meeting with Pope Francis. Host Dana Bash asked Sanders to respond to remarks by Vice President Joe Biden, in which Biden praised the trip but pushed back against the notion that the Pope necessarily favors Sanders’ economic policies. Sanders told Bash he “loves” Biden, and that “no one is suggesting that the Pope is embracing my policies,” but seemed to suggest that he ought to:
In my view, that is exactly the issue of the day, we have got to create an economics which is based on morality, dealing with the needs of working families and the elderly and the children and the sick and the poor, rather than an economy which is based on greed and the needs of Wall Street and big corporations.
Sanders, who has complained about a lack of media coverage, will be appearing on at least three of the five Sunday shows, more than any other candidate in either party.
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