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Bernie Sanders from the Grill to the socialism, the Harvard student whose family fled Soviet Russia

Sen Bernie Sanders found himself answering difficult questions about his socialist ideas during a town hall in Manchester, N. H. from a Harvard student, whose family fled Soviet Russia
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Several town halls hosted in Manchester, N. H. on Monday evening with five of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, sen Bernie Sanders, the answering of difficult questions about his socialist ideals, the of a Harvard student, whose family fled Soviet Russia.

Samantha Frankel-Popell said Sanders about how socialism affected the lives of your family and grilled him on how his version of Democratic socialism, the goal is to be different than the socialist regimes in other countries.

“My father’s family left the Soviet Union in 1979, the escape from some of the same socialist policies that implement them seem to be eager to, in this country,” the young woman said in the CNN event. “How do you want to correct your idea of Democratic socialism, has tried to the error of socialism in almost every country?”

Sanders smiled as Frankel-Poppel, you asked the question, which was met with mixed applause from the crowd.

“Thank you for asking that question,” Sanders said, before he answered with a question to yourself. “Is it your assumption that I support or believe in authoritarian communism in the Soviet Union? I don’t know it. I have never, and I objected. I believe in a vibrant democracy.”

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Sanders went on to expand on his frequent tirade against the nation’s billionaires, about the polarization of wealth in the country and collect for the state-funded social initiatives such as universal healthcare and tuition-free public education.

“It is a radical idea,” he said. “Maybe not everyone believes, but it is what I believe. We should have a government that puts working families and not just the 1% and powerful corporations.”

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He concluded with the summary of the students the differences between what is his version of socialism, and what the student, the family experienced in Russia decades ago.

“What Democratic socialism means to me to expand Medicare, we offer educational opportunity for all Americans, we rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. In other words, the government serves the needs of all people and not just wealthy contributors to the campaign. This is what it means to me,” he said.

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