New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently won re-election to a second term.
For Bill’s swearing-in ceremony, Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders wore a $690 coat.
From Daily Wire:
New York mayor Bill de Blasio chose Vermont senator-turned-progressive-presidential-candidate Bernie Sanders to swear him in to his second term this weekend, solidifying a “bromance” de Blasio hopes will translate into Sanders naming him his socialist successor in national politics.
But the ceremony was so cold, Bernie Sanders was forced to upgrade his traditionally unkempt look, and he did it with a decidedly un-99%-er coat by the decidedly upmarket Burton outfitters.
The septuagenarian senator wore a $690 Burton 2L LZ down jacket pulled up around his ears as he administered de Blasio’s oath of office in the subzero weather, even though de Blasio and his family were dressed (also to the nines) in tailored wool and faux fur.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in for a second and final term, offering a progressive vision. The ceremony was led by Senator Bernie Sanders. https://t.co/dURm3ZP42w
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 1, 2018
Newsweek has more:
Sanders’s six-figure income has not deterred him from criticizing the rich. In April, the senator tweeted, “How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can’t have it all.” However, the backlash was swift, with dozens of Twitter users pointing out that Sanders had three houses—and is one of the richest politicians in the United States.
Sanders and his wife, Jane, bought a summer home in Vermont on Lake Champlain in 2016 to add to their houses in D.C. and Burlington, Vermont. Local magazine Seven Days reported that the Sanders family paid about $600,000 for the lakefront home in North Hero, Vermont.
Despite his salary, the senator wrote that people need “to come together to take on the greed of the oligarchs.”
How is hypocrisy spelled?
What a goof!