Cranky Bernie strikes again, this time quick to snap over crying infant

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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.

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?”

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.

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:

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