WATCH: Bernie Sanders unloads on Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in ringing defense of "New York values"

"I value a living wage for all Americans. I value a justice system that treats everyone fairly"

Brendan Gauthier
April 14, 2016 4:01PM (UTC)

Having only lived in city for a year and a half, "Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore felt it best to defer his critique of Ted Cruz's "New York values" comment to a "native New Yorker." Enter Bernie Sanders.

"Guess what, Ted Cruz, I have New York values," Sanders said. "I value a living wage for all Americans. I value a justice system that treats everyone fairly. I value a government which works for all of us, not just Wall Street and powerful special interests. Those are New York values."


"When you say having New York values is a bad thing, you insult my city, my state, my culture, and my heritage," he continued. "I am the son of an immigrant and I am proud of it."

Sanders then refocused his diatribe on Donald Trump, who he said, "wouldn't recognize New York values if they were written in 50-foot gold letters on the side of the Empire State Building."

"New York values are the Statue of Liberty," he added, "not a wall between us and Mexico."

Watch Sanders's full fire monologue below:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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