Bernie Sanders often refers to Denmark when he argues that America needs to make the switch to Socialism. Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen shocked the socialist candidate when he stated earlier this week: “We are not the socialist utopia Bernie Sanders thinks we are.”
Sanders isn’t the only candidate to speak fondly of Denmark. During the first Democratic primary debate, Hillary Clinton also expressed a fondness for the socialist country.
“For the last 30 years I’ve been standing up for the working families of this country and I think I’m the only candidate who is prepared to take on the billionaire class which now controls our economy and increasingly controls the political life of this country,” said Sanders on ABC News after being asked why he would be the best choice for president. “We need a political revolution in this country involving millions of people who are prepared to stand up and say ‘enough is enough’ and I want to help lead that effort.”
Sanders noted that he likes and respects Hillary Clinton, but that this country needs “real political shakeup” and that we must move “beyond establishment politics.”
Sanders, by the way, classifies himself as a Democratic Socialist. “I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people,” said Sanders.
Turns out Sanders is wrong about more than a few things.
Prime Minister Rasmussen spoke at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government earlier this week, saying, “I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism,” said Rasmussen. “Therefore I would like to make one thing clear: Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.”
Looks like Bernie hasn’t done his homework.