August 28, 2015

THOSE WHO KNOW HIM BEST (profanity alert):

Anger Management: Sanders Fights for Employees, Except His Own  (PAUL HEINTZ, 8/26/15, 7 Days)

According to some who have worked closely with Sanders over the years, "grumpy grandpa" doesn't even begin to describe it. They characterize the senator as rude, short-tempered and, occasionally, downright hostile. Though Sanders has spent much of his life fighting for working Vermonters, they say he mistreats the people working for him.

"As a supervisor, he was unbelievably abusive," says one former campaign staffer, who claims to have endured frequent verbal assaults. The double standard was clear: "He did things that, if he found out that another supervisor was doing in a workplace, he would go after them. You can't treat employees that way."

Like several others quoted in this column, the campaign worker would speak only on the condition of anonymity, saying that to do otherwise would constitute "career suicide" in a small state such as Vermont. But others echoed the former employee's story, saying the senator is prone to fits of anger.

"Bernie was an a[**]hole," says a Democratic insider who worked with Sanders on the campaign trail. 

He is Donald Trump.
Posted by at August 28, 2015 5:29 AM
  

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