Senator Bernie Sanders has always slammed rich people who live the life they earned. While Bernie Sanders hates rich people, he made more than $1 million in 2016.
You see in Bernie's mind it doesn't matter how much money you make. Everyone should be able to enjoy the same luxuries in life. Whether you sit on your couch and do nothing or build a business from the ground up and make millions, in Bernie's mind you should be able to lead the same life. He rode this rhetoric to a near upset of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primaries. Let's be honest. Hillary Clinton had to cheat to defeat the old socialist in the primaries.
Though Sanders is not quite in the top 1% he hates, he is far from the middle class average Joe he portrays himself as. This is according to reports from media in his home state along with national reports.
Per the Vermont publication Seven Days:
In the “liabilities” category, Sanders lists two mortgages: one worth between $250,001 and $500,000, the other worth between $100,001 and $250,000.
Sanders’ most infamous real estate transaction — his 2016 purchase of a $575,000 lakefront home in North Hero — has been concealed behind an entity named the Islands Family Trust. In his Senate filing, Sanders discloses that he is “a co-trustee in a family trust created when we bought a summer home.”
Because the Senate’s disclosure standards are comfortably loose, we know much less about our junior senator’s finances than we would if he, say, released his tax returns.
But he doesn’t do that. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders released only a summary of his 2014 tax return. As the fact-checking website PolitiFact noted, of all the candidates for president last year, “Sanders’ releases are less extensive than anybody’s but Donald Trump.”
Bernie Sanders Hates Rich People?
So it turns out Bernie Sanders entire shtick of being an "average Joe" was all a total lie. He is leveraging his fame obtained in the 2016 election to enjoy the amenities that all rich people do. Bernie Sanders hates rich people? Absolutely not!