Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ames, Iowa: ISU Bernie Sanders Club President Agrees to Speak at Rally for Hillary Clinton // Uses Podium to Start Anti-Clinton Rant

Here's another interesting story coming out of Iowa during the last days of the 2016 Presidential Election. There was a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, IA, supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton earlier today. It featured her chief primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders.

One of the first speakers was Caleb Vanfosson, the president of ISU's Bernie Sanders Club. He was supposed to get people fired up about voting for Clinton. Instead, he railed against the Democratic candidate:
But unfortunately, Hillary doesn't care about this issue either. The only thing that she cares about is pleasing her donor, the billionaires who fund her campaign. The only people who really trust Hillary are Goldman Sachs. Citigroup can trust Hillary. The military industrial complex can trust Hillary. Her good friend Henry Kissinger can trust Hillary... She has completely lost grip with what it's like to be an average person. She doesn't care. Voting for the lesser of two evils? There's no point. 
Vanfosson was then walked off the stage by one of the event's organizers. Senator Sanders later came on stage and encouraged the audience to vote for Clinton.

Vanfosson later said:
"They were wanting me to be this puppet boy that they could use to show that hey, Bernie people are bowing down to the establishment now, we’re all good, but we’re still angry, we’re still tired of this system of oppression that we live under and I knew I had to do it the moment I got the call."
Vanfosson could have said "No" when asked to speak at a campaign rally for Secretary Clinton. He didn't have to be a puppet. He just could have demurred. Instead, he came off as a bit of a jerk.

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