January 19, 2020 - Sanders in NYT Editorial Board Meeting: “I don’t tolerate bullshit terribly well”


In the lead-up to The New York Times endorsement of Klobuchar and Warren, the editorial board met with all top-tier candidates. In his interview, of which highlights were aired in an episode of “The Weekly.” Sanders explains, “I don’t tolerate bullshit terribly well,” adding, “I’m not good at back slapping. I’m not good at pleasantries.” Sanders’s embrace of his gruff approach to politics and personal interaction is something that would likely pose greater challenges for a woman candidate expected to meet different standards of likability and to abide by more traditional stereotypes of feminine niceness.