“Donald Trump will go down in history not just as a racist, sexist, xenophobe and religious bigot,” the lifelong communist tweeted. Fact check: Sanders’ smears are false. “He will be remembered as a demagogue who, more than anyone else, attempted to undermine the rule of law and destroy American democracy. He will not be missed,” Sanders added.
In an interview Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Sanders also called on the president to “man up” and concede the election: “The idea that he continues to tell his supporters that the only reason he may have lost this election is because of fraud is an absolutely disgraceful un-American thing to do and I would just hope to God he has the decency in him to man up and say, ‘You know what? We fought hard, we lost the election, good luck to Joe Biden, I love America.’
“The fact he is not even cooperating in the transition and the fact he continues to deny reality and to continue to suggest that Biden has illegally won the election is beyond belief in terms of behavior for an American president,” Sanders concluded.
Sanders, not Trump, is the hateful demagogue, and Sanders, not Trump, is the one in denial about the reality of the election. That reality is that the Democrats committed, to use Sanders’ words, “absolutely disgraceful un-American” voter fraud to steal the election — and Trump is right to challenge the count.