Sanders' NYDN Interview Shows His Big Ideas Might Lack Follow-Through
The New York Daily News dug into Bernie Sanders' policy platform during an interview.By Matt Picht | April 5, 2016
Bernie Sanders' sit-down with New York Daily News turned into more of a trial by fire for the Democratic presidential hopeful.
According to interview transcripts published by the outlet, Sanders had trouble answering a few detailed questions about how his proposed policies would actually work. Sanders has made breaking up big financial institutions a central part of his platform — but he couldn't tell the Daily News precisely how he would accomplish that or what the immediate consequences of that break-up would be.
Sanders also struggled with foreign policy during the interview, waffling on President Obama's counterterrorism policies and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The senator did give stronger answers on other issues, like free trade and education reform.