Bernie Sanders performed at a fascinated Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Monday, and the sparks flew away, as Sanders denied explaining why she did not voluntarily pay a massive 52- percentage "wealth tax" that he leads the introduction of the richest individual of the country.
"We'll get together," Sanders said at one point, as the tension rises.
Sanders was later declared "you are going to pay more taxes" if he becomes president. A few minutes before the town hall began, Sanders released ten years of his tax returns, which he acknowledged showed that he was "fortunate" even though he was pushing for a more progressive tax system.
According to the returns, Sanders and his wife paid 26 percent effective tax rate of $ 561
"Pfft, come here I paid my taxes," Sanders , why did not you get Donald Trump here and ask him how much he pays for taxes? President Trump watches your network a bit, right? Does President Trump, my wife and I released the 10 years, please do the same. "
Asked whether Sanders's success – and subsequent decision to hold his cash – was not an indication of the endorsement of the capitalist system which he repeatedly called dysfunctonal, Sanders rejected the notion.
"When you write the book and make money, does not it mean capitalism and American dreams?" Baier asked to refer to Sanders & # 39; bestselling 2016 memoir "Our Revolution."  "No," Sanders responded courageously after the pregnant pause . "What we want is a country where everyone has the opportunity … Many people have no college degree. Many people are not US Senators."
BERNIE LIGHTS IN DEM "The annual income is $ 560,000 in income," Sanders says. "This year, we had $ 560,000 in revenue," Sanders said. "In my husband and my wife's case, I wrote a good book, a bestseller, which was sold all over the world, and made us money. Whoever thinks I should apologize for writing a book bestselling, m not gonna do it. "
If he supports abortions that have occurred until the moment of birth, Sanders said "I think it's very difficult, very rare, and I think it makes an issue with politics at the end of the day, I think the abortion decision belongs to a woman and her body, and not to the government. "
Sanders also said that criminals, including rapists and killers – can vote from prison. But he insisted he was not talking to more potential Democratic voters.
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The Tax Day of the Town tax took place as Sanders appeared as fundraising front-runner to the Democrats, and sought to make himself more known From a crowded field of liberal candidates mostly covering his progressive measures, from a sweeping "Medicare for All & # 39; overhaul at a higher minimum wage and free public education college.
"I think Trump is a dangerous president, but if all we do is focus on him, we are lost," Sanders said in the town hall.
Separately, Sanders acknowledged that his proposed Medicare for All overhaul in health care – also received by other 2020 Democrats, including Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren – Many Americans mean "pay more than taxes. "
Some estimates have put the total cost for the plan for 10 years at more than $ 32 trillion, and say it will require historical tax increases.
by deflection when Baier asked him if he was concerned about the rise of national debt, saying "ironic" that the Republicans did not rather attack the president.
"You're talking to the wrong person," Sanders said. "We pay for what we have presented, unlike the United States President."
Sanders was more concerned about a plan to impose a "speculative tax" on Wall Street.
"I'm worried about debt, that's a legitimate concern," Sanders says. "But we pay for what we've presented. In Medicare's terms for All, we're paying for that by leaving as I said before, deductibles and premiums. We're going to save the average money in the American family. "
When Baier examined the audience at the town hall – which Sanders clearly supported throughout – most indicated they supported the health care plan of Sanders despite the current presence of private insurance they will lose.
climate change is causing an end to threats, citing a recent United Nations report which claims to be only 12 years old to make significant changes in global carbon emissions so that a climate change. The United States made the same prediction in 1989, warning that the world was facing a 10-year period that had taken place and disappeared.
In immigration, Sanders said that "we do not need immigrant demons" and proposed "building proper border facilities" and enacting "comprehensive immigration reform." But he said it was "not a real question "when MacCallum asks Trump's merits to send illegal immigrants to the sanctuary cities.
The 77-year-old self-proclaimed & # 39; democratic socialist & # 39; – the longest Serving Independent member of Congress in history – is also faced with criticisms that he is too old to serve as president.
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In the town hall, Sanders recognizes this is a "fair question," but said the applause has "focused too on individuals and not enough focus on Americans and what their needs are."
By the end of the week, Sanders sparred to progressive groups of activists
Earlier on Monday afternoon, Sanders viewed some of his messaging by saying that "tax rules" President Trump "will" raise taxes on millions of people. "
In an article titled" This Deal: You (Maybe) Have a Tax Cut, "the New York Times credits liberal messaging in the confusing big swaths of voters thinking that their taxes grew, in fact most saw significant tax savings under the Trump 2017 tax law.
The town hall marked the first appearance of the Vermont senator on the Fox News Channel because he agreed to be a guest at Baier's show in December 2018. He also participated in a Fox News Channel town hall in 2016 with his opponent Hillary Clinton
Sanders ended the town hall by thanking Fox News for giving him the opportunity.
"Not everyone thinks I should come to this show," Sanders said at one point. "Your network has no major respect in my world, but I thought it's important to be here."
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) deferred Tom Perez to Fox News from hosting a Democratic debate. Some Democratic congresses said the decision was inappropriate and unhelpful, and the DNC leadership said it had no objection to Sanders at a Fox News town hall.
Ask if he feels the DNC wants to gather scans against Sanders – like leaked emails shown in 2016 – Sanders is optimistic.
"I think we have a long way since then. We speak to the DNC every week," Sanders told Baier and MacCallum. "And I think the process will be fair."
Since his bid for the presidential bid in February, Sanders earned $ 18.2 million in the first 41 days of his campaign. However, despite the Sanders's movement with its rivals, Democrats generally do not raise more money as they expect this point. Many donors are sitting on the sidelines to see how the tournament appears, indicating a major battle in the future.
The Democratic campaign has become more focused as expressed by the White House's expectations that reported their first-quarter fundraising totals. The first glimpses provided by nine of the declared candidates have shown that Democrats are raising less money than their previous cycles and appearing shortly against the campaign account campaign developed by Trump.
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Democrats raise about $ 68 million since January, according to candidates who have already released their total funds. That's less than $ 81 million Democrats raised during the same period in 2007, the last time the party had a major open, according to data from the Federal Election Commission. And, it's paled in comparison to the $ 30 million Trump raised in the first quarter.
"There is no question that numbers are not at the level with them by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2008 with a long shot," said Tom Nides, a Clinton adviser and a long time fundraiser. "19659003] Fox News & # 39; Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.