When the United States of America is getting ready to choose a new president, the debates are not only held between the candidates. Everything any contender to the Oval Office says can and will be used against him. It’s like being arrested by the entire nation. And speaking of things that can attract lots of comments, there are plenty of people who consider that Bernie Sanders’ mental health pleasantry was far from funny.
In the off chance, you live in a cave and haven’t heard the supposedly humorous remark that the candidate made then don’t expect a wild discourse. All he did was try to lighten up the mood during the Democratic debates.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were discussing the amounts of funds that will be allocated to the mental health sector when he decided to add a “funny” remark and said that there will be lots of funds heading to that area because the Republican candidates prove the how much America needs a real mental health system.
That’s when all Hell broke loose. Official representatives of the Association of Mental Health in the US urged the Democrat to formulate a formal apology.
He made a joke about an illness that affects more than eighty percent of the entire population of the United States. According to the latest statistics, there are only seventeen percent US citizens that are not suffering from a mental health issue.
Using a serious condition that interferes with the lives of millions of people as a joke is not presidential candidate material. This little ruse may have lost him the chance of winning the elections.
But this is not the first time when Sanders says something that offends a lot of people. At a previous debate, the candidate said that the inhabitants of Romania’s capital, Bucharest, have a better internet connection than the US citizens and that “This must change”.
In response to his statement, Romanian citizens started to tweet Sanders things like “the internet in Romania is so fast, we already got the news that you lost the elections”.
All in all, Bernie Sanders’ mental health pleasantry was far from funny. Fortunately, the Romanians had time to close their computers before he even started uttering his sentence.
The presidential debates are a source of awe every time the US has to choose another president. Fortunately, they also serve to weed out the ones that are unsuited for presidency.
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