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Bernie Talks Socialism, Slams Trump On 'Late Show'

The Democratic candidate didn't quite answer all of Colbert's questions.
Posted at 8:07 AM, Sep 19, 2015

On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders didn't just field praise ...

"The Democratic nomination was supposed to be a cake walk into a slam dunk, a cake dunk, if you will," Colbert said.

He also fielded questions on what exactly a socialist running for office means.

"Is that like, uh, back to an 80 percent tax rate?" Colbert asked.

"In concrete terms, what it means is that it is a moral outrage that the top one-tenth of 1 percent today owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent," Sanders said.

Okay, so he didn't quite answer the question there, but Sanders has said in the past that he would support a tax hike for wealthy individuals and corporations. (Video via Bernie 2016)

He also explained why he hates comparisons to Donald Trump.

"I think what Trump is doing is appealing to the baser instincts among us, xenophobia, and frankly racism," Sanders said.

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