Cranky Bernie strikes again, this time after an infant had the audacity to shriek at one of his campaign stops.
Coming in the wake of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., offending the owner of a 111-year-old San Francisco bistro by being “rude and cranky” and not treating his staff all that well, the 2020 presidential candidate was caught on camera snapping at an infant’s presumed mother.
Sanders was answering a question when the child suddenly cries out.
Without missing a beat, Sanders quickly turned in that direction and said, “If we can we keep that down a little bit, okay?”
“Sanders not feeling the Bern for kids in the audience yesterday…” read the caption of a tweet that included the video.
Sanders not feeling the Bern for kids in the audience yesterday… pic.twitter.com/GmXpyp96tB
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) September 4, 2019
Of course, the question of the day was presented by another social media user: “If [Sanders] can’t handle a baby crying How would he be able to handle [CNN’s Jim Acosta] at the White House press conference?”
— Jay (@JayOnTvvitter) September 4, 2019
The candidate’s cantankerous disposition was on display last week at “John’s Grill,” the legendary home of “The Maltese Falcon,” a 1930 book written by author Dashiell Hammett.
Owner John Konstin, who appears to be a supporter of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., referred to Sanders as “cranky Bernie,” saying the self-avowed socialist “didn’t want to shake hands, he didn’t want a picture. He wasn’t nice to any of the staff.’’
“He lost my vote,” Konstin added.
Owner of iconic San Fran grill says ‘cranky Bernie’ lost his vote after being rude to staff https://t.co/eUabnoBj7t
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 27, 2019
Perhaps, this helps explain why Sanders is so quick to offer American voters freebies.
While most, if not all, Democratic presidential hopefuls are backing student loan debt forgiveness, Sanders threw in medical debt forgiveness last week.
“We will eliminate medical debt in this country,” Sanders said at a Friday town hall. “Just stop and think for a second — why should people be placed in financial duress? For what crime did you commit? You had a serious illness? That is not what this country should be about.”
But his “crotchety” disposition is becoming a part of his persona on the stump and as he shows signs of slipping in the polls, this is something he may want to correct — if he can.
Here’s a sampling of online responses to the video of him snapping at the infant:
What a crotchety, sour old man Bernie is.
— Taxdude ?? (@The_Taxdude) September 4, 2019
Oh sure Bernie just tell an infant to stop crying,maybe you should just stop talking and let the baby cry. After all baby’s crying represent real America.
— Tom (@Tom77285878) September 4, 2019
Did Bernie send the baby to the Gulag?
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) September 4, 2019
Been sayin this awhile, he doesn’t like kids.
— Donna (@Ritchfive) September 4, 2019
You cry – you go to the back of the bread line.
— A person named Pierson (@PPFleegrr_87) September 4, 2019
— Jim Rose ☕️ (@JimRoseVSOP) September 4, 2019
Can you imagine @realDonaldTrump doing that. It would make headlines news………??♂️
— Vero?❤️?? (@veronikk) September 4, 2019
That?? He is the epitome of the grumpy old man yelling to get off his lawn.
— Carolewithane (@Carolewithane13) September 4, 2019
Yeah baby….you’re interrupting the 15 people who came out to see Bernie.
— coop (@coopr33) September 4, 2019
If any woman candidate told a parent to keep “that” down a bit when their baby was crying it would be GAME OVER.
But Bernie’s an old white guy – so he’ll get another pass. Same way he gets a pass for not having paid child support. And for not working his kid’s formative years. https://t.co/4g51utqR0K
— M. Mendoza Ferrer (@m_mendozaferrer) September 4, 2019
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