October 2

Sanders Slams Trump’s Puerto Rico Response Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned Donald Trump over his tweets criticising the mayor of hurricane-struck San Juan, saying: “It’s unspeakable. I don’t know what world Trump is living in.” He went on to say that the President had spent the weekend tweeting from his “fancy golf club,” while the mayor of San Juan was trying to secure food, water, fuel and electricity for her residents, CNN, MSNBC, The Hill, The IndependentThe Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Tribune, Raw StoryAlternet, AOL,Independent Journal Review,  The Financial TimesThe Washington TimesNewsweekThe WeekSlateThe Associated Press and Bloomberg reported. 

Mulvaney/Sanders Clash on Trump Tax Plan White House budget director Mick Mulvaney dismissed critics of the Trump administration's proposed tax overhaul, saying a detailed analysis wouldn't be possible until the full plan is crafted. In response, Sanders said one analysis showed most of the benefits of the tax plan over time would go to the top 1 percent of earners, and blasted Trump for saying the plan would not benefit the wealthiest Americans, CNNThe Wall Street Journal, VoxPolitico and Daily Mail reported.

Republican Tax Proposal Sanders appeared on This Week to speak in opposition of the Republican tax plan. Sanders called it the “Robin Hood principle in reverse.” "He's taking from working families and low-income people and giving to it the super-rich and creating a $1.5 trillion deficit, ABC reported. Watch here.

Jane O’Meara Sanders: Bernie Would Have Won "I have very little doubt he would have won, because American people wanted change, and they weren’t willing to vote for the status quo," Jane Sanders said in a new interview with The Irish Times. She expressed further disappointment in Hillary Clinton's post-election criticism of her husband, The Hill, Politico and Newsmaxreported.

Sanders in Atlanta Sanders this past Saturday stumped for Vincent Fort, an Atlanta state senator who is modeling his mayoral bid after Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign. Sanders claims that Fort is the only candidate poised to bring his populist insurgency to the heart of the South. AJC reported. 

Menendez Trial Sanders on Sunday said his colleague, Sen. Bob Menendez, deserves "due process" when asked whether the New Jersey Democrat should resign if convicted of corruption charges. The New Jersey lawmaker is accused of helping acquire visas for friends in exchange for lavish gifts and campaign contributions in return, The Hill reported. 

Column: The Democratic Party Needs Fresh Faces “The Democratic party appears to be stuck with familiar faces thanks to never building a Democratic bench and putting all their hopes into a 2016 basket that fell spectacularly apart.Since losing the primary last year, Sanders has never faded from the national spotlight,” Lucia Graves wrote for The Guardian. 

Column: A GOP Health-care Escape Hatch “The promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare was a big one, made by President Trump and Republicans who ran for Congress. Failure to deliver on it is akin to an exercise in political self-immolation. The [new proposal from Sen. Alexander] would significantly undercut the case — made most prominently by Sanders (I-Vt.) that the only way to fix the system is to have government take it over,” Judd Gregg wrote for The Hill.

Fact Check: World’s Six Wealthiest People During a speech on foreign policy ay Westminster College, Sanders highlighted global wealth inequality and claimed that the six wealthiest people in the world had as much as wealth as the bottom half. The Washington Post gave him “three pinocchios” for the statistic calling it “provocative” but “basically meaningless.”