Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) fired back at the Washington Post editorial board on Thursday morning, after it published a scathing editorial charging that his presidential campaign was selling “fiction” to progressives.
Speaking at a Bloomberg Politics breakfast, Sanders said the Post’s argument was not novel, according to the Washington Post.
“That’s not a new argument,” Sanders told reporters, as quoted by the Post. “We’ve been hearing that months and months (sic), and that’s in a sense what this campaign is about. People are telling us, whether it’s the Washington Post editorial board or anybody else, our ideas are too ambitious—can’t happen. Too bold, really?”
Sanders referred back to the editorial repeatedly during the breakfast. When asked about foreign policy, he brought up that the newspaper’s editorial board supported the invasion of Iraq.
“I know the Washington Post may think I’m radical, but I’m not,” he added.