During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump decried socialism, claiming that the U.S. "will never be a socialist country." Avowed democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) had an interesting response.
Trump was discussing the situation in Venezuela, where his administration has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation's new president, rather than Nicolás Maduro. "We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom—and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair," Trump said.
"Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence—not government coercion, domination, and control," he added. "We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country."
As Trump was discussing socialism, the camera panned to Sanders, who seemed to have a frown on his face:
President Donald Trump slams socialism: "America was founded on liberty and Independence and not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free and we will stay free."
"America will never be a socialist country."
Bernie Sanders has a massive frown on his face pic.twitter.com/dY0D2J2CKJ— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 6, 2019
Here's a still shot:
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