CNN held a townhall-style forum with Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday night. The Senator was asked a wide range of questions, one of which was if he could name the President-elect’s strongest attribute “in an effort to inspire a cohesive front.”
The former-Democratic presidential candidate rephrased the question before responding. “You think I should say something good about him now,” he asked. Adding that his answer was not a difficult one.
“Trump took on the Republican establishment, he took on the Democratic establishment, took on the media establishment and he ended up winning the election to become president of the United States. And that is an extraordinary accomplishment. And it talks about perseverance, it talks about very strong political instincts, it talks about a way to connect with people.”
“So I give Donald Trump his due,” he added.
Well, as much as I didn’t vote for either candidate at any point during the election, no one can deny that Trump didn’t do exactly that. Nor that it wasn’t impressive. In fairness, I’ll give him his due on pulling off both wins in 2016.