Bernie Sanders and candidate candidate John Hickenlooper had a comical interaction on Tuesday evening when Hickenlooper imitated the characteristic hand movements of the Vermont senator.
Sanders is known for talking with his hands and showing his annoyance by throwing his hands in the air.
While Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor, was explaining during the Democratic Primary Debates in Detroit, Michigan Tuesday night that some of Sander's more progressive ideas are unrealistic, the independent senator became physically agitated.
& # 39; I think if we are going to force Americans to make these radical changes, they won't go along – & # 39; Hickenlooper cut himself off when Sanders, who was irritated, & # 39; good & # 39; said and raised his hands.
& # 39; Raise your hands, & # 39; said Hickenlooper.
Long shot 2020 candidate John Hickenlooper mocked Bernie Sanders' trademark gesture throwing his hands in the air, especially when he was annoyed
The Vermont Senator threw his hands in the air when Hickenlooper said his policy, especially with regard to Medicare For All, was too radical to be implemented in such a short period of time.
& # 39; Woah ho, I can do it! & # 39; Hickenlooper (far right) said and threw up his hands.
& # 39; Alright! & # 39; Sanders said and did it again.
This led to laughter from the live audience at Ford theater and Hickenlooper to imitate the candidate.
& # 39; Woah ho, I can do it! & # 39; Hickenlooper said with his hands up.
Ironically, CNN said they would not ask the candidates who were used during the first two nights of debates in Miami, Florida last month – but that didn't stop Sanders from raising his arms.
The campaign ad for President Doanld Trump, which took place on the night of the debate, focused on these style questions, where candidates had to take a distinctive stand on one side of an issue – often splitting the party or forcing some candidates to agree. deal with more radical ideas.
Hickenlooper then continued with the most important point he tried to make in return: that mayors and governors take over the mess after legislators approve legislation that has not yet been fully thought through. He referred to Sanders' radical Medicare For All plan.
Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, said Sanders could approve these bills in Congress but was unaware of the plight of governors and mayors in their implementation
Sanders defended himself by reminding Hickenlooper that he was mayor in Vermont before becoming an American senator
& # 39; You have not implemented the plans. We, governors and mayors, must pick up all documents if the government suddenly has to take over all these responsibilities. And there is no preparation, the details don't work, you can't just put a plan into the world and expect it to succeed, "he said, distinguishing between the work he did as a governor compared to what Sanders did can do. in the congress.
Jake Tapper, one of the three moderators of the debate, organized by CNN, gave the Vermont legislator, who is making his second consecutive run for the White House, the chance to respond.
& # 39; John, I was mayor and I helped transform my city & # 39 ;, Sanders, mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981 to 1989, before being elected to the Senate.
& # 39; That's right, & # 39; Hickenlooper only admitted his faux by forgetting the 77-year-old senator's tenure as mayor.
& # 39; So I have some practical experience, & # 39; Sanders continued.
Sanders and Hickenlooper were two of the 10 candidates who appeared on the podium on Tuesday evening for the first night of the second round of democratic primary debates in Detroit, Michigan
He then explained through an antecdote why it was not fair to say that these radical ideas would not be adopted and implemented in a presidential term of four years.
& # 39; Secondly – interestingly enough – today is Medicare's birthday, & # 39; said Sanders. & # 39; Fifty-four years ago, under Lyndon Johnson and a Democratic Congress, they started a new program. After a year it contains 19 million elderly people. Please do not tell me that in a four-year period we cannot go to 65 to 55 to 45 to 35. This is not radical, this is what almost every other country on earth does. We are the strange man. & # 39;
Sanders took the stage on Tuesday-evening for the first day of the two-day event in Michigan. This was the second round of primary debates.
He was joined on stage by Hickenlooper and eight other candidates, including fellow progressive senator Elizabeth Warren; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former representative of Texas Beto R & Rourke and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, among others.
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