Bernie Sanders: America Was Founded On ‘Racist Principles. That’s A Fact.’

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a crowd at Liberty University Monday that America was founded on “racist principles” and that the country “took a huge step forward” in electing Barack Obama in 2008.

SANDERS: I hope that every person in this room today understands that it is unacceptable to judge people, discriminate against people based on the color of their skin. And I will also say, that as a nation — the truth is a nation that in many ways was created, and I’m sorry to have to say this from way back, on racist principles, that’s a fact. We have come a long way as a nation. Now I know, my guess is that probably not everybody here is an admirer or a voter for Barack Obama, but the point is that in 2008, this country took a huge step forward in voting for a candidate based on his ideas and not the color of his skin.

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