Senator Bernie Sanders gleefully told the press Friday that he will give a speech on the world economy at the Vatican next week.
The conference will be hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a scholarly association in Vatican City that was established by Pope John Paul II in 1994.
There was some controversy about whether he was invited or he invited himself but he’s going and will speak about creating a world economy that is moral and deals with income inequality.
Sanders said Friday that “To me, this a source of real pride and excitement that I have been invited to speak to a major conference at the Vatican on how we can create a world economy that is moral and how we address the massive levels of wealth and income inequality that exist around the world, how we deal with unemployment, how we deal with poverty and how we create an economy that works for all people rather than the few,” Mr. Sanders said.
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mr. Sanders explained that while he disagreed with Pope Francis on issues relating to women’s rights and gay rights, he admired the pope for speaking about income inequality and the need for people to help one another.
“He has played an unbelievable role, an unbelievable role of injecting a moral consequence into the economy,” said Mr. Sanders, who would become the first Jewish president in the United States if elected. “He is talking about the idolatry of money, the worship of money, the greed that’s out there, how our whole culture is based on: ‘I need more and more and more.’”
Bernie has never created a job in his life, lived off government assistance before he secured his government job, and promises everything for free without having a clue as to how he will pay for it. Bernie has no accomplishments as senator to speak of.
At the end of last year, when he was pushing his free college and got a universe of Twitter responses after some of his vapid tweets and statements.
This one in particular struck a chord.