Bernie Sanders Slams Trump For Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Then NYT Gives Him Reminder About His Wife

Bernie Sanders Slams Trump For Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Then NYT Gives Him Reminder About His Wife
This didn't sit well with the socialist Senator.

Bernie Sanders Slams Trump For Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Then NYT Gives Him Reminder About His Wife

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A New York Times reporter provided a different perspective after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) criticized President Trump for pardoning former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio last week.

Sanders accused Trump of standing “on the side of racism and discrimination” with his pardon:

By pardoning Sheriff Arpaio, President Trump has once again made clear where he stands: on the side of racism and discrimination.

The Times's Maggie Haberman noted Sanders's wife had once toured Arpaio's tent jail with the former sheriff:

Haberman's tweet was met with a slew of angry responses. The Times reporter was mocked for “losing credibility” and being a Hillary Clinton 2016 supporter who is still stuck on taking the former Democratic presidential candidate down despite the election being over:

Worth recalling that Jane Sanders appeared w Arpaio once and toured his tent jail https://twitter.com/berniesanders/status/901280388445868032 

Worth recalling that @MaggieNYT's credibility has gone out the window. Please issue an apology & delete your tweet. pic.twitter.com/tFHcc9uAGO

 

Worth recalling that Jane Sanders appeared w Arpaio once and toured his tent jail https://twitter.com/berniesanders/status/901280388445868032 

What, exactly, is your point? What the hell do you think you're accomplishing by saying that? I didn't vote Bernie but this is bullshit.

Worth recalling that Jane Sanders appeared w Arpaio once and toured his tent jail https://twitter.com/berniesanders/status/901280388445868032 

This is highly misleading. Immigrant activists organized visit to shed light on his jail's abuses. When Arpaio showed up, he was confronted.

Haberman attempted to clarify her tweet in response to her angry followers, saying she was not trying to make a false impression of Sanders and was unable to tweet out her full thoughts in 140 characters.

It was an interesting moment in time and the tweet from Sanders, possible candidate, was a reminder of it. This really is not complicated.

Adding: “It was an interesting moment in time and the tweet from Sanders, possible candidate, was a reminder of it.”

Haberman also retweeted The Washington Post's Dave Weigel, who gave an explanation of what he believed she meant:

After that didn't seem to help to quell the anger over her tweet, Haberman apologized to her followers.

“First tweet was poorly phrased, I realized, and I RTed @daveweigel to make clear precisely what I was referring to,” she wrote, adding, “But in no way was I trying to suggest J Sanders was aligned with Arpaio. I was trying 2 point 2 their confrontation.”

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