In a shocking development, several starving refugees have risked their lives on a makeshift raft to flee from what democratic socialist Bernie Sanders called a great literacy program in Cuba.
The senator from Vermont has faced a wave of bipartisan criticism since his interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired Sunday night in which he praised a “literacy program” the Cuban government launched in its first years and asserted that “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad” with the way Castro ruled the country.
He went on to praise Hitler for his jobs creation program.
Sanders was confused as to why anyone would want to leave the wonderful socialist paradise of Cuba, much less risk their lives to leave.
“I’m trying to change America to the more progressive country of Cuba. Why would anyone want to leave that paradise?” Sanders said.
He also questioned why the Elián González story was such a big deal.
“If I was there, I would just explain that he needed to go back to Cuba. You have a much better chance of learning how to read there,” Sanders added.