Sanders burns Trump over tweets, says president 'doesn't understand' Constitution

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump "backtracking on every economic promise that he made" CNN rejects Trump's accusation that it cut off Sanders: "False" Trump: CNN cut off Sanders for using term "fake news" to describe network MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President Trump has not been following through on the economic promises he made during the campaign.

Sanders told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront" Friday that although he is considerably more to the left than many of his fellow senators, he has never "just attacked people because their views are different than mine". "Nobody in the world believes that is the case. That is delusional", Mr Sanders said. But he makes that statement.

He said Mr Trump did not grasp the Constitution, which as President he swore to uphold.

The interview began rather ordinarily, with Sanders toeing the Democratic Party line about Russia interfering in the USA elections, and accusing the Russian President of being a "thug".

Sanders, a failed presidential candidate and independent senator from Vermont, also took Trump to task for attacks on the media and the judiciary.

Sanders told Burnett he also thinks the President of the United States is a "pathological liar", justifying the harsh charge by mentioning that he never said the same of George W. Bush.

"A president who attacks a judge who rules against him as a "so-called judge" clearly does not understand what our Constitution is about," the one-time Democratic presidential hopeful said in a tweet on Saturday.

Trump lashed out at the New York Times on Thursday, accusing the newspaper of writing "fake news" in its claim that Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had not spoken since November.

Sanders called Trump a "delusional", "pathological liar" whose "authoritarian mode" has all but doomed America.

Sanders has been fiercely attacking Trump ever since his election victory on November 8.

  • Carolyn Briggs