Bernie Sanders answered journalist Dena Takruri's questions about his involvement with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in a one-on-one interview recently. Takruri asked Sanders some of the uncomfortable questions that the mainstream media rarely asks Sanders.
"I know what happened during my campaign," Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledged when the journalist stated that many supporters feel that the DNC undermined Sanders' presidential campaign. She didn't mince words in telling Sanders that some progressives aren't happy seeing Sanders on a unity tour with the DNC.
"They say, 'This is a party that burned you, that undermined your campaign, that is not moving to the left. that has not learned its lessons from the election. Why waste your time on them?'"
"We don't take these things personal," Sanders said, acknowledging that he knows how unfairly he was treated by the DNC during his presidential campaign.
He told her that he also knows what President Trump "and his extreme right-wing billionaire friends are capable of doing to this country."
Sanders explains that what he is trying to do by participating in the unity tour is to transform the DNC.