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2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders faced an aggressive and sometimes outwardly combative audience of The people, a Forum for women of color in Houston on Wednesday, as the self-proclaimed democratic socialist seemingly struggled to convince the participant for his commitment to minorities and disadvantaged communities.
The tense moments are underlined and in bold, the challenges to Sanders ” campaign still faces, in spite of its pioneering role. The 77-year-old Vermont senator, long a champion of progressive causes, sought urgently to win, voters in large numbers to support former President Barack Obama.
In a particularly striking moment, the host Aimee Allison Sanders asked, what’d he do to fight white supremacy with violence. In response, Sanders launched into a well-known anecdote, the crashes maybe seemed to be, precisely because of its familiarity — and burn.
“I know, I moan date myself a little here, but I was actually at the March on Washington, with Dr. [Martin Luther] King in 1963,” Sanders began as an audible and mockery broke out in the auditorium at Texas Southern University. A person who is called, apparently, “We know!”
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“And,” Sanders continued, as he held his hand up to quiet the audience and apparently to wag his finger, “as someone who actively supported Jesse Jackson’s campaign, as one of the few white elected representatives to do so in ’88, I got my life dedicated to the struggle against racism and sexism and discrimination of all forms.”
Sanders in front of a similar room, when he responded to an audience question about white superiority, through discussions about immigration, and the Federal minimum wage, as well as his radical “Medicare for All” proposal. The audience applauded loudly, when Allison reminded Sanders that the “core question” concerned violence against minorities.
Separately, co-host joy Reid Sanders asked how he would win over Hillary Clinton voters, including black women, in particular. In response, Sanders Trump devastated as “the most dangerous President in modern history, and, in General, than for the unity among Democrats as “social justice, racial justice and environmental justice.”
This response immediately drew more heckling, as Reid pressed, “Yes, and for black women, specifically?”
“I’m sorry?” Sanders asked how the mockery was loud. “For black women, specifically,” Reid confirmed.
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Sanders replied: “the Black women is. an integral part of what our campaign is, and what our management Okay? And that means that –“
The audience broke out with between the call for a few seconds, as Sanders his arm in the air to threw horrified and muttered, “Okay.”
“They were asked finished with your –,” Allison, when the crowd fell silent.
“Yes,” replied Sanders.
Seven of 2020 Democrats, spoke at the first The people’s forum on Wednesday, including Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’rourke, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard and Amy Klobuchar.
Some used the event to news and largely avoided the audience attacks. Booker, for example, definitely declared that his running mate will be a woman.
But the road was rocky for the other. Gabbard, a Hawaii Congressman, even in the face of some of the heat from the audience during your speech.
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“There are many bad people in the world,” Gabbard began at a point.
Then the response from a Heckler: “You’re one of them!”
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.