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  On 60 Minutes, Bernie says it’s ‘unfair to say everything is bad’ about Cuban revolution
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Last EditedEastTexasDem  Feb 23, 2020 08:46pm
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AuthorDavid Smiley, Alex Daugherty
News DateMonday, February 24, 2020 03:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFidel Castro’s Cuban revolution wasn’t entirely bad, Democratic presidential front runner Bernie Sanders said in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night.

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but, you know, it’s simply unfair to say everything is bad,” Sanders said in an interview with journalist Anderson Cooper.

The comments — sure to rile Cuban exiles in Miami and escalate arguments from moderate Democrats that Sanders is too far left to beat President Donald Trump — came in response to questions about remarks Sanders ,a self-described Democratic socialist, made in a 1980s interview.

During that interview, a clip of which aired on CBS Sunday night, Sanders counted healthcare and education among the reasons that the Cuban people didn’t rise up and overthrow Castro after his 1959 revolution.
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