Fox News “straight news” host Brit Hume criticized Bernie Sanders for saying that billionaires have too much political influence and power, arguing that this belief is nothing but a “conspiracy theory.” He said this on the same day that billionaire Shelden Adelson announced he was going to spend $100 million to get Trump reelected.
ED HENRY (ANCHOR): You said yesterday on our election special that you think the Bernie Sanders campaign is eventually — sort of running on a conspiracy theory.
BRIT HUME (SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST): Conspiracy theory.HENRY: Yeah, the idea that there’s a conspiracy theory behind it, and you’re not sure it’s good politics.
HUME: Well, what I was talking about, Ed, there was — time and again he’s talking about how the, you know, nation’s “billionaire class” as he calls them, is basically running the country, that they have this exorbitant amount of power, and so on. And I don’t think it’s — I think that’s, you know, questionable whether that’s really true. And I think — but considering, you know, the part of the party’s electorate to which he’s appealing, I suppose it’s not bad politics. But I think in the long run, people won’t accept that.
Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg has already spent $200 million and just told his campaign aides to double that amount in the next few weeks, Trump is in the White House, Amazon has avoided paying taxes until this year and Trump gave all billionaires a massive tax break as one of his first priorities in office. This is reality, not a conspiracy theory.