Bernie Sanders Was Slapped For Supporting Jesse Jackson in ’88

Bernie Sanders Was Slapped For Supporting Jesse Jackson in ’88

During the 1988 Democratic Presidential Primaries, Rev. Jesse Jackson emerged as a viable contender for the Democratic nomination against establishment-backed Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. An ardent supporter of Mr. Jackson’s presidential bid was Bernie Sanders—then mayor of Burlington, Vermont. During a Democratic caucus, Mr. Sanders gave a speech in support of Mr. Jackson while Democrats in the room turned their backs—and, as he walked off stage, a woman slapped him across the face.

http://observer.com/2016/02/bernie-sanders-was-slapped-for-supporting-jesse-jackson-in-88/

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