Video Edited to Claim Bernie Sanders Made Racist Comments

A YouTube video that appears to show Sanders making racist remarks more than 30 years ago has been edited.

  • Published 26 February 2020

CLAIM: Newly surfaced video footage shows Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders making racist remarks that “Italians are gangsters, and Irish are drunk, and Jews are greedy, and black people smell” to a group of schoolchildren. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The video of Sanders speaking to a classroom full of children in 1987 has been edited to remove remarks that show he was trying to explain how stereotypes and racism work. THE FACTS: A YouTube video that… Read at AP News