After Donald Trump's second-ever State of the Union address, Sanders issued a 30-minute rebuttal. In the speech, Sanders fact-checked Trump's entire State of the Union address and took the opportunity to call out untruths.
Opening his rebuttal, he said:
I hate to say this, but not everything Donald Trump said tonight was true or accurate.
He also criticised the president for boasting of the 'booming economy', however failing to point out that it's only booming for the top one per cent.
For many of president Trump’s billionaire friends, the truth is, they have never, ever had it so good.
But for the middle class and the working families of our country, the truth is that the economy is not so great.
He also pointed out that Trump didn't mention the issues being faced by ordinary Americans, including healthcare costs, low wages and unaffordable rent.
He hammered home his point when he took to Twitter, writing:
Trump said tonight, 'We are born free, and we will stay free.'
I say to Trump: People are not truly free when they can’t afford health care, prescription drugs, or a place to live.
People are not free when they cannot retire with dignity or feed their families.
Trump said tonight, “We are born free, and we will stay free.”
I say to Trump: People are not truly free when they… https://t.co/PuTMPhrGXL